Tripadvisor's Spring Travel Index Shows Americans are Spending Big, Prioritizing R&R This Season
Despite the rising cost of fuel and inflation overall, people aren't willing to let this hamper their spring travel plans. In fact, over half of Americans (53%) are planning on traveling this spring (
On top of more travelers, travelers are also planning to splash more cash. Of Americans who traveled last spring and plan to do so again, over half (51%) plan to spend more than they did in 2021, including nearly a quarter (23%) planning to spend "significantly more." In fact, Tripadvisor site data shows that the average spend per booking for
Tripadvisor search data shows that the most popular travel dates for Americans this spring are
Where are they headed?
Although domestic travel is still most common for Americans, as 77% say they'll travel within the
Top spring travel activities
Unsurprisingly, given the toll of the pandemic on us over the past two years, Americans cited rest and relaxation as the most popular purpose for their trips this spring (51%). This is followed closely by escaping day to day life (49%) and visiting family and friends (44%).
Nearly half (45%) of Americans said that they're looking to experience something new and unique on their next trip. The top five trending experiences categories Americans are booking for spring 2022 include a mix of cultural activities and adventure: 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours,
Highly rated experiences in these categories available to book on Tripadvisor this spring include*:
- Half-Day Mojave Desert ATV Tour from
Las Vegas- top rated 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tour Miamito Key West Day Tripwith Optional Activities - top rated Day Trip Charleston'sOld South Carriage Historic Horse & Carriage Tour - top rated Cultural Tour
- Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise from
Waikiki- top rated Snorkeling
- 5 Hour Traverse City Wine Tour: 4 Wineries on
Old Mission Peninsula- top rated Wine Tasting & Winery Tour
The top three searched and booked amenities in accommodations this spring include pool, bar/lounge, and restaurant. Meanwhile, road trips remain the most popular trip type this spring (44%), followed by beach trips (39%), and shopping trips (30%).
NOTES TO EDITOR
The data cited in this release was gathered and analyzed from two key sources:
Tripadvisor Consumer Sentiment Survey, based on data drawn from an online survey of over 5,000 consumers, in partnership with Qualtrics, conducted between February 22, 2022through February 28, 2022across six countries - U.S., UK, Australia, Italy, Singaporeand Japan.
- Site behavioral data sourced from first party traffic data on the Tripadvisor platform, gathered during the week commencing
February 21, 2022for searches made by US travelers from January 1, 2022through February 22, 2022for travel between March 1, 2022through May 31, 2022.
*Experiences based on highly-rated products within the top trending categories Americans are booking for spring 2022.
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