Published on : Wednesday, December 1, 2021
According to the 2021 Holiday Travel Survey, 161 million American adults, or nearly 63% of people travel this season. The survey shows 122 million American adults plan to travel for Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa (over 47 % of respondents). The 122 million includes 52 American adults that will travel to these places for Christmas.
Men are nearly 1.5 times more likely than women to fly on a plane for Christmas this year. People in the Pacific Region travel 1,000 miles or more for Christmas. 10% of people in the Pacific region stated this. The Pacific Region contains the states of Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, and Hawaii. On the other hand, people from the East South Central Region are likely to travel 1,000 miles or more. Only 3.28% of people in this region.
The East South Central Region has the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi. The Mountain region is the most likely to have people say they will travel 0 miles. This region contains Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada. And, 42.68% of these people said they will travel 0 miles.
American adults over age 60 are the most likely to spend $0 to travel for Christmas. 47.52% of people in the over 60 age group said this. It should not come as a surprise since many older relatives tend to host the holidays and won’t travel. Also, many family members will be sure to pick up their older parents and grandparents on the way to a holiday gathering. Therefore, over 60 will not have to spend any money even if they leave their home. The youngest age group of people aged 18-29 are the least likely to spend $0 for Christmas travel this year.