More than half of Americans say travel improves their mood even more than exercising or shopping. The findings are included in a new ‘Traveler’s Sweet Spot’ survey released by Priceline.com. Whether seeking time with friends and family, wellness, a job interview or a new adventure, there’s usually something on the line and travel often fills that sweet spot.
As far as which trips are best for boosting moods, the survey found that romantic getaways top the list among men (38%) and women (34%). And ditch the jokes about stressful weekends with the family – 33 percent of all respondents said family visits boost their mood the most, followed by trips with close friends (23%).
While most people wouldn’t say no to a week (or two) on a beach, travel doesn’t have to be extended to be satisfying. Four out of five Americans would rather take multiple, short getaways than one long vacation this year. Forty-four percent would like to take three to four trips this year to be happier, while nearly 10 percent would like to take seven or more trips in 2016.
Research tells us that 44% of Americans frequently regret not being able to go on more trips, and the majority are not booking these trips due to travel costs. With Americans planning to take more frequent trips and use-it-or-lose-it vacation time on the line, Custom Travel Clubs has partnered with the best in the industry to provide best deals and benefits to the members. We make it easy for members to save on travel so that they can take the trips that matter.
Below are the daily hotel room rates (ADR) to 10 popular destinations for June, July and August, recommending the best month to get the best hotel deals with corresponding median airfare prices.
|Destination||Best Month to Visit||Hotel ADR||Median Airfare|
|Cape Cod, MA||June||$141||$215|
|Los Angeles, CA||June||$162||$224|
|New Orleans, LA||August||$134||$274|
|New York City, NY||July||$201||$247|
|San Francisco, CA||July||$206||$294|
*Prices may vary. All rates and availability are subject to change at any time.
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