July 13. It seems that a lack of funds isn’t going to stop the American people from heading off on the post-COVID vacations they’ve been waiting for this year.
According to Allianz Partners USA’s 14th Annual Vacation Confidence Index, roughly one in three Americans (32 percent) report that they’re ‘revenge traveling’ in 2022, unabashedly taking those vacations they were forced to miss out on during the pandemic.
The report also found that 71 percent of Americans feel they desperately need a vacation this year, despite the fact that 43 percent admit they can’t really afford one. Especially amid record inflation and costs of living that are continuing to rise.
Among those who conceded that they can’t actually afford a vacation this year, 31 percent said they’re revenge traveling anyway. Their mindset can likely be attributed to the pent-up desire to make up for vacations missed during the past two years or to use their accrued vacation days from work; as well as the fact that Americans are now equating the act of vacationing with self-care and looking after their own mental health.
Source: Travel Pulse