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Vacasa’s 2024 Spring Travel Trend Report

by Katie Skrzek

Mar 25, 2024

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Vacation rental home platform Vacasa recently revealed the results of its spring travel survey.

 

Of the Americans surveyed, 55 percent plan to take a vacation this spring, down from 65 percent in 2023. One third plan to travel specifically for spring break. Weekend getaways are the most popular with 87 percent planning a shorter trip.

 

Most travelers (85 percent) surveyed plan to stay within the United States for their spring travel, with waterfront destinations as the most popular (58 percent). Urban or city getaways are in second place at 31 percent.

 

What is the inspiration for spring travel? Family events (36 percent), outdoor recreation (32 percent), friend-related events (26 percent), festivals or concerts (21 percent), and exploring national parks (21 percent) are the top five reasons for spring travel. Only 10 percent of those surveyed plan to travel for the eclipse in April.

 

Spring travelers are budget conscious, with 45 percent prioritizing a destination within their budget. A quarter of those surveyed plan to look for special deals and promotions.

 

Road trips are most popular this year, with 71 percent planning to drive to their final destination. Thirty-six percent of travelers plan to stay in a vacation rental for their accommodations.

 

Of those not planning a trip this spring, budget-related issues were cited as the top obstacle (57 percent).

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