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60% of People Planning Reunions with Family and Friends This Summer

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A cheery poll found that almost 60% of people are planning to spend their summer vacation on a reunion with family and friends. A further 65% said that spending time with family and friends brings them more joy than other vacation themes.

Now in the third summer since the pandemic began, 32% of respondents said they hadn’t seen extended family in 4-years. 68% said they’d be willing to travel further than ever before this summer to reconnect with family and friends.

The majority of those surveyed said the ideal duration for a reunion would be 3 days, perhaps because 51% of respondents believe family reunions look different now than they did a few years ago.

For example, many respondents now look at out-group individuals more like family, saying that reunions will feature invites to friends (42%), significant others (39%), neighbors (34%) and pets (36%).

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Two-Thirds of Americans are More Interested in Staycations This Year to Feel Nostalgia

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Three out of five Americans think they’ve wasted their summer if they haven’t traveled anywhere, according to a new poll.

The poll, which surveyed 2,000 adults, revealed that 58% are either planning a summer vacation or already have one in place for this year.

Meanwhile, the average respondent took about four different vacations per year when they were a kid.

So it’s no surprise that more than two in five (42%) identified vacations as their favorite type of trip as a child, more so than family visits (41%) and school field trips (35%).

Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Roadpass Digital, the survey asked respondents to explore how their past childhood travels might inform their current plans.

Today, almost two-thirds (63%) of respondents are more interested in planning “staycations”—trips that are closer to home—than they were a few years ago.

This could be because of issues that weren’t at the forefront of people’s minds during previous years—like uncertainty surrounding the pandemic (59%) and overcrowding (55%), which respondents cited as concerns for this upcoming summer.

Another 63% said they are looking to travel more within their home state during the summer than other seasons, possibly due to similar worries.

Whether in their home state or not, 68% have fond memories of going on summer vacation as a kid, and 71% say they enjoy the nostalgia that comes with revisiting childhood vacation destinations.

Three in five would consider returning to those destinations, but only if they could plan the trip differently.

The biggest changes: more than half (51%) would change the length of their stay, and 42% would opt for a different method of travel than they took with their parents when they were a child.

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