Preference for summer swords grows in the United States

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Preference for summer swords grows in the United States
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June 29, 2022

New study reveals more than half of Americans plan for at least one "micro-cation"

Americans are looking for quick getaways this summer, favoring a "micro-cations" over the traditional weeklong vacation, according to a new survey from Allianz Partners USA.

Since the term was coined in 2019, the travel assistance and insurance company has tracked Americans' intent to take a micro-cation, defined as a pleasure trip at least 100 miles away from home lasting four nights or less.

According to this year's 14th annual Vacation Confidence Index, more than half of respondents (53%) say their next vacation will be a microvacation and nearly a quarter (23%, two points higher than last year) are planning multiple getaways, a new travel trend identified in last year's Vacation Confidence Index.

Seven in ten (71%, up from 67% last year) Americans will travel away from home between now and September for at least one night, and four in ten (39%, up from 34% last year) plan to several trips from home this summer.

The average number of trips Americans anticipate taking away from home this summer is 1.4, up from 1.2 last year. Younger Americans ages 18-34 (44%) and men (40%) are leading the multi-trip trend, planning two or more between now and September.

The survey also revealed how spending habits change based on the length of the trip. For one-night catering microservices, the average anticipated spend is $606; for travelers planning a two-night getaway, the average is $410 per night. Average anticipated spend falls for three- and four-night trips, averaging $325 per night and averaging $323 per night, respectively.  

"The summer travel season is here and Americans are taking advantage of those accumulated vacation days," said Daniel Durazo, director of external communications for Allianz Partners USA. "Whether it's a road trip, a getaway to the mountains, or to the beach to kick back and relax, Americans plan quick getaways and many plan multiple trips to help satisfy their desire to travel. For frequent travelers, a travel insurance policy Annual travel covering a year's worth of travel is a great idea, offering convenience and value."

The Vacation Confidence Index has been conducted each summer since 2010 by the national polling firm Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of Allianz Partners USA.


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