Travelocity has released the results of its recent "2020 Holiday Travel Outlook" survey, which indicates that nearly 60% of Americans won’t be going home for the holidays this year. Among those who said they won’t be traveling to see family and friends this holiday season, one in three reported that they don’t plan on celebrating the holidays at all.
As sad as that sounds, and somewhat surprisingly, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they plan on staying at home this winter. One in four Americans surveyed said that they’ve planned a personal vacation before year’s end, and 45% of families with kids under 18 years of age are scheduling leisure trips later this year.
"It's going to be a nontraditional holiday season this year, so families are gearing up to make the most of it by planning a holiday away from home and using their vacation days to travel," said Travelocity’s General Manager, Katie Junod. "Our survey found that 80% of travelers who have taken a trip since the start of COVID-19 rated their experience as excellent or good, and that's given them the confidence to plan that next vacation at a time when they need a break from at-home school and work.