Nearly 100 million Americans plan to travel during the 2017
holiday season, whether to visit family or go on vacation.
According to Generali Global Assistance's Travel Insurance
division (formerly CSA Travel Protection), 40% of Americans, 99.8 million
people, will travel during the season based on a survey conducted last month. That number includes airline passengers and drivers.
Millennials are the generation most likely to travel, with
48% of millennial respondents saying they intend to do so. Further, 54% of
millennials with children intend to travel.
Those planning to travel to see family will mostly stay in
the continental United States (85%). They are also expected to spend less than
those traveling for vacation, with 73% of respondents traveling to visit family
planning on spending less than $1,000.
Over half of vacationers said they will spend more than
$1,000, and 18% said they would spend between $2,500-$5,000. Vacationers are
also more likely to travel internationally than family travelers, with 58% of
vacationers heading outside the continental U.S. The Caribbean is the most
popular international destination.
The survey was conducted online on behalf of Generali by ORC
between Nov. 2-5. In total, 1,026 adults in the United States took the survey.