TripHobo, the world’s largest trip planning website with over 700,000 user generated travel itineraries, announced its results of its study based on the trip plans created by American users on its website over the last six months.
The study reveals geographic, demographic information of its American users and presents where they plan to travel domestically as well as internationally.
Data shows that Americans from the the states of California and Texas traveled the most, followed by those from Florida and New York. Based on the first couple of months, this trend is expected to continue in 2017.
The most active demography in travel planning was 25-34 age group. The millennials are traveling more, planning more of D.I.Y. trips and are also quite experiential in their travel preferences. The age group of 18 to 24 followed with the second largest number of trips. The Millennials are expected to travel more in 2017. Women are as active as men in the trip planning process.
Out of the total trips planned by American travelers on TripHobo, 51% were to international destinations. Canada and Mexico were the most Visited international destinations, followed by Italy. Considering the proximity of Canada and Mexico, these countries also fell in the short-trips radar, increasing their popularity with the American tourists.
Multi-city Trips Galore
Travelers today are seeing and doing more on each trip. 21% of the trips, undertaken by the American travelers were to more than one city and in 2017, the number is estimated to grow.
Rising Popularity of Short Trips
Observing the trend of trips planned by the American travelers, short-trips stood out as the most popular choice. 39% of the total trips were for a duration of 3 to 4 days. This depicts the rising popularity of short-trips and weekend getaways. In 2017, this number is predicted to rise. 48% of the travel was domestic. New York City, Las Vegas and Los Angeles were the top choices in domestic destinations.
Architecture, History and Parks are the Favorites
The most visited attractions were historical landmarks like The Statue of Liberty (NYC), the Colosseum (Italy) and the Sagrada Familia (Spain). Structures exhibiting unique architecture like the Empire State Building and Sky View Observatory were also a preferred choice. These top attractions and points of interest visited by the travelers also helped to deduce the kind of experience the American travelers wish to have. Architecture was the most popular choice of genre, followed by history and leisure. Adventure Theme Parks and National Parks were also preferred.
‘Budget Hotels’ Continue to be the Preferred Accommodation, Vacation Rentals are Next
The rising popularity of vacation rentals and B&Bs is visible, but studying the booking pattern shows that budget hotels are still preferred over any other type of accommodation. By the end of 2017, vacation rentals might emerge as the top choice.
Most Visited Destinations within USA
- New York City
- Las Vegas
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco
- Washington D. C.
- New Orleans
- San Diego
- Grand Canyon National Park
Most Visited Attractions in USA
- Empire State Building
- Central Park
- Statue Of Liberty
- Santa Monica Pier
- Fountains Of Bellagio
- Fremont Street
- Walt Disney World
- Washington Monument
- Sky View Observatory
- Millennium Park
Most Visited International Destinations
- United Kingdom
Most Visited Attractions Abroad
- Stanley park
- Chapultepec Castle
- The London Eye
- Eiffel Tower
- Grand Canal
- Sagrada Familia
- Meiji Jingu Shrine
- Basilica Di Santa Maria Del Fiore
- Guinness Storehouse