A new consumer survey focused on travel for the upcoming summer season unveils some surprising trends, from a renewed interest in planning ahead to a primary focus on value rather than strict budget considerations.
Summer travel plans are up 17% from last year, according to the latest American Express Spending & Saving Tracker, as more than two-thirds (69% vs. 59% in 2012) of consumers plan to get away in the next three months.
The American Traveler study, commissioned by Expedia, finds that Americans' love of the open road burns brighter than ever. 50% of Americans plan to take a road trip of more than 200 miles this summer, and are 14% likelier to take a road trip in 2013 than they were the year prior.
Germans are as keen on travel as ever almost 50 per cent plan a second trip besides their main annual holiday according to the latest ADAC Reisemonitor survey Italy and Austria have become increasingly popular for extra breaks
Millennials plan to travel less this summer compared to last summer while their older counterparts are either increasing or maintaining planned summer leisure travel levels according to a national survey by D.K. Shifflet & Associates.
HOTREC, the business association representing the European hospitality industry, makes its points clear when replying to the proposed commitments of Google in relation to the EU competition case in course against the search engine.