Despite the slow economy, travellers, adventurers, and families alike, plan on loosening their pockets and giving way to vacations and holidays.
In fact, according to a Wyndham Hotel Group survey, 70% of holiday and vacation seekers plan on spending more in 2012 than they did in 2011. 35% of travellers acknowledged to “most likely” spending more.
The Wyndham Hotel Group sampled over 5,600 people from different countries including: China, America, Canada, the United Kingdom and Brazil. Here’s how the survey registered.
Depending upon the market, travellers are set on spending a majority of their dollars on certain activities while on vacation. Here’s the breakdown:
Travellers who will spend the bulk of their vacation dollars on shopping and dining:
- 40% of Brazilian travellers
- 37% of British travellers
Travellers who will spend the bulk of their vacation dollars on tours and entertainment:
- 36% of Canadian travellers
- 37% of American travellers
- 42% of Chinese travellers
Speaking of China and the US, 66% of Chinese travellers, as well as 52% of American travellers, plan on spending additional funds they may have in the bank, on extending their vacations.
According to the survey, many travellers, 43% to be exact, plan on incorporating some sort of major theme park into their trips.
Though American travellers would rather NOT give up their vacation plans in exchange for ‘saving money,’ 24% of people surveyed revealed they would give up vacations all together in order to keep some cash for safekeeping.