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WhatAccording to a recent survey from AAA Travel, one-quarter of Americans are planning to travel internationally over the next 18 months. Additionally, 80% have taken at least one vacation outside the U.S. in their lifetime.
Why It MattersThe forecast for international vacations remains strong, with millions of Americans planning to go abroad. Rome tops the list of international travel destinations, based on AAA Travel bookings. Also on the list are Cancun; London; Dublin; Paris; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Vancouver, British Columbia; Munich; and Barcelona.
Fast Facts- Out of the 80% of Americans who have taken at least one vacation outside the United States in their lifetime, two in five (nearly 77 million adults) have rented or used a personal vehicle during one of their trips.
- AAA surveyed 1,0002 adults living in the continental United States for its findings.
What They Are Saying“More and more travelers are looking for experiential travel opportunities and seeking ways to intimately engage with their destination, whether at home or abroad,” said Paula Twidale, vice president of AAA Travel. “There are many ways to do that, especially with the great American road trip remaining a beloved vacation option and for many, AAA has found that road trips are increasingly appealing to U.S. travelers while overseas.”
“Millions of Americans are making plans to travel internationally this year and next,” Twidale said. “For those who will not, AAA’s survey found that one of their top concerns is the expense. A trip out of the country doesn’t have to break your bank. There are opportunities to save, and now is the ideal time to do so. Many travel suppliers offer early payment incentives to travelers who book and pay for their trips before the end of the year. Travelers who lock in their plans now can take advantage of great cost savings.”
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