Most of them prefer popular European and warm-weather destinations with a unique experience
Over the next 18 months, one-quarter of Americans plans to go on an international vacation. While many travelers will opt for popular European destinations, most of them also prefer unique experiences.
According to a survey by AAA Travel, 80 percent of Americans have taken an overseas vacation. Additionally, two in five of those — or nearly 77 million adults — have rented or used a personal vehicle. AAA Travel reports a 33 percent increase in International Driving Permits over the last five years (through 2018).
The results are based on a telephone survey consisting of 1,002 adults living in the continental US.
Paula Twidale, vice president, AAA Travel, said: “More and more travelers are looking for experiential travel opportunities and seeking ways to intimately engage with their destination, whether at home or abroad.”
“There are many ways to do that, especially with the great American road trip remaining a beloved vacation option and for many, AAA has found that road trips are increasingly appealing to US travelers while overseas.”
“Millions of Americans are making plans to travel internationally this year and next. For those who will not, AAA’s survey found that one of their top concerns is the expense,” added Twidale.