A survey by Slickdeals, a platform where shoppers rate and share online deals and coupons from major retailers, found that despite concerns about inflation and rising freight costs, 84% of families plan to spend the same amount or more on summer travel this year than they did last year.
The study conducted among 1,000 American parents found that 42% will spend between $1,501 and $3,000 on travel this summerwhile 15% reported plans to allocate more than $5,000.
However, the main concerns that could affect families traveling this summer include:
– The inflation, 56%
– The increase in cost of flights51%
– The cost of gasoline, 49%
In fact, the survey found that the most important consideration when booking a trip is the total cost of the tripwith 81%; followed by experiences for children in the destination, 78%; and discounts/offers on transportation and lodging, with 75%.
75% said they normally travel domestically during the summerbeing the most popular means of transport the car (73%), followed by flights (57%).
20% of respondents plan to book their tickets, hotels and experiences for summer travel in April, while 34% will wait until May-June.
Parents hope to avoid hungry passengers, so they consider snacks to be the most important thing to take when traveling with children (82%). Other essentials include personal care items (71%), electronics (67%), medications (62%), and toys/games (60%).
What is striking is that 42% of those surveyed stated that they have turned around after leaving on a trip because they forgot something important at home.
“Whether you’re looking for luggage and travel gear or the best deals on flights and hotels, taking advantage of a community like Slickdeals is a great way to find the best value,” said Vitaly Pecharsky, Director of Deals at Slickdeals. “With twelve million real shoppers helping other shoppers by browsing and voting on the best deals from all your favorite retailers, you can find everything, from cameras to rewards credit cardsand knowing that you are getting the best product at the best price.”
For more details of the survey, enter here.
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