The government shutdown is affecting leisure travel, with 16% of Americans canceling or planning to cancel a vacation because of the shutdown, according to a MMGY survey

Most travelers are canceling vacation plans because of closed government-owned attractions (70%) like national parks. Sixty-seven percent cited not being sure what is open in a destination. Potential tax refund delays and safety concerns were also common answers, with 65% of respondents indicating both reasons are a concern. A number of respondents (61%) were concerned with longer airport security lines.

Nineteen percent of respondents said they were a government worker or contractor whose paycheck has been impacted by the shutdown.

MMGY found that 55% still plan to vacation in the next six months "without hesitation." Another 32% plan to monitor the situation, while 14% are either unsure or considering canceling their vacation.

MMGY found Republican respondents were more likely to take an upcoming vacation without hesitation (65% compared to 45% of Democrats).

To gather its data, MMGY conducted an online survey of 400 U.S. travelers 18 and older who intend to take at least one vacation in the next 16 months.

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