Summer Travel Trends

The good folks at Orbitz have put together a look at where people are going and what they’re doing on their summer vacations this year.

Some of the info is what you’d expect (top destinations include Las Vegas, Orlando, and Hawaii,) but there are some surprises too (there are great deals to be had in Vancouver, Cancun, and Rome.) 23% of travelers said they won’t go on vacation without their pet, and nearly 60% said they secretly check in with work while they’re off. (Stop doing that!) Europe’s economic woes and drops in airfares to the continent have made it a top tourism destination for American travelers, with river cruises particularly selling out more than a year in advance.

We want to know how your travel habits compare with these trends. Tell us in the comments!

  • Lauren

    Going to Indonesia, biggest bang for my buck was through Singapore Air! Spent about $1,700 dollars for ticket and plan on spending around $300 in the country. Going visit my brother, sister-in-law, and brand new niece! Can’t go without my dad and little sister! Staying in my brothers house to save money!

    • Rebecca

      That’s quite a trip, Lauren! Sounds like you’re going to have a ball, hope you’ll come back and tell us about it!

  • Krista

    I have a hard time believing that ONLY 40% indulge in fatty foods and spirits while on vacation. Food and drink are one of the best parts of taking a vacation!

    • Rebecca

      I’m with you on that, Krista! :)