Travel Leaders Group Reveals Consumer Travel Behavior

A new survey by Travel Leaders Group analyzes 2014 travel trends By: Megan Brickwood
Survey results show that relaxation is one of most important reasons for taking a vacation. // © 2014 Thinkstock
Survey results show that relaxation is one of most important reasons for taking a vacation. // © 2014 Thinkstock

Travel Leaders Group recently released findings from a survey of U.S. workers about their traveling and vacation habits. Key areas of the survey included use of vacation time, working while on vacation, reasons for traveling, types of vacations (land or cruise) and types of accommodations during trips.

More than 95 percent of participants indicated that they are taking at least one leisure trip this year, although only 60 percent of them indicated that they typically use all of their allotted vacation days. According to survey respondents, the most important reasons for traveling are for rest and relaxation and to see and experience a new place, although nearly half of them indicated that they need to check in with work while on vacation. 

As far as consumer travel preferences, the survey indicated that the most popular form of travel is a land-based vacation (at 60 percent) and that a full-service hotel is the most popular type of accommodation (at 61 percent). At 74 percent, most respondents are traveling within the U.S., but farther from home than a bordering state.

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