Vacations Are A Highlight of 2021

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According to a recent study conducted by Skyscanner, 26% of Americans indicated that taking a vacation was their biggest highlight this past year. Additionally, 49% claimed that going on a vacation was the most significant leisure activity during 2021, ranking it higher than eating out (44%), reentering the dating scene (40%) and attending live events (37%). Most Americans (75%) have more confidence about traveling in 2022 due to widespread COVID-19 vaccinations, and many international borders are opening to American visitors due to a 60% U.S. vaccination rate.

Skyscanner’s U.S. Travel Expert, Mark Crossey, observed: “It’s clear that Americans are keen to get out into the world again, with our survey participants stating they value travel more than dating or other leisure activities…We expect keen vacationers will very quickly start planning their next international trips. With fewer restrictions in place, that interest will continue to grow as we get into 2022. Americans will not only carry on flying to their favorite spots around the world but will take advantage of increasing opportunity to enjoy emerging favorites and less mainstream destinations.”

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