CLUB NEWS | APRIL 23, 2024

How Do You Vacation?

As a Club Wyndham owner, you’re used to living your bucket list each and every day — with the space and flexibility to make it possible. But how do your fellow travelers’ vacations compare? A recent survey of 2,000 American travelers proved that vacation is a necessity, with 86% of respondents saying they consider vacation as a form of self-care. An even more illuminating finding? 46% of respondents hope “traveler” is on their calling card, wanting to be known for their wanderlust by the people in their lives.

It’s clear you know travel because you do travel. Here’s what else was learned.

  • The average person spent 11 days on vacation in 2023. 
  • Looking ahead, the average American wants to spend 15 days on vacation in 2024 and, if they had unlimited PTO, they’d want to spend 18 days. 
  • A quarter of respondents said they travel more than the average person they know. 
  • One in five Americans are “always” thinking about planning their next vacation while on vacation, according to new research. 
  • One in five adults who travel long to be on vacation again the day they get back (21%) and another 27% said this feeling sets in within a week. 
  • More than 70% of potential travelers count down to their vacation, and a majority long to travel again just one week after returning home. 
  • Eight in 10 travelers would be interested in a “do-nothing” vacation where they sit by the pool, beach, or inside reading a book or relaxing. 
  • Nearly a third of respondents (29%) spend most or all their time at their hotel or resort while on vacation. 
  • Nearly a quarter of travelers said sharing a hotel room isn’t ideal and the same percentage said small hotel rooms were a dealbreaker (23%, each). 
  • Most Americans surveyed said that when on vacation with others, they prefer having their own or extra space to spread out (79%), including 82% of parents. 
  • Respondents want to steer clear of discomforts like sharing a bathroom with others (27%) and want to avoid situations where they would have difficulty sleeping (27%). 
  • If they had their dream hotel room, respondents would make sure there was Wi-Fi (55%), a private balcony or outdoor area (41%), a large bedroom (37%), a large bathroom (33%), and a full-sized kitchen or kitchenette (32%).

This random survey of 2,000 Americans who travel was commissioned by Club Wyndham in March 2024 in partnership with market research company OnePoll, whose team members are members of the Market Research Society and have corporate membership to the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) and the European Society for Opinion and Marketing Research (ESOMAR).
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