2018 Winter Travel Survey
You can learn a lot about people from their travel habits generally and their attitudes toward winter travel in particular. After all, winter travel can be especially trying, on both our patience and our wallets.
To get a better sense of how U.S. consumers are feeling about their ability to get away heading into the most expensive time of the year, WalletHub conducted a nationally representative online survey. You can find the results in the following infographic.
Ask the Experts
For advice and insight, we asked a panel of experts to share their thoughts on the following key questions:
- Roughly 43% of people say they don't plan to travel away from home this winter because they can't afford it / need to save money; what do you make of that?
- More than 90% of people believe airlines take advantage of holiday travelers; why do people just accept this?
- Millennials are 12 times more likely than baby boomers to apply for a new credit card to save on winter travel; why do you think that is?
Full Details Overall
|Do you plan to travel away from home this winter?.|
|What is the main reason you’re not planning to travel away from home this winter?|
|Can’t afford it||38%|
|Don’t feel like it||28%|
|Need to save money||21%|
|Saving vacation days||13%|
|What do you worry about most when traveling during the winter holidays?|
|Spending time with in-laws / relatives||5%|
|Do you think airlines take advantage of holiday travelers by charging high fares?|
|When can you find better travel deals?|
|Do you plan to apply for a new credit card to save on travel this winter?|
|How do you decide on paying for large purchases?|
|I have a specific credit card in mind.||59%|
|I pay with cash.||29%|
|I use whatever credit card I see in my wallet first.||13%|
|Do you have separate cards for different kinds of purchases (travel, everyday spending, etc)?|
|How many times have you missed credit card payments in the past year?|
|More than 4 times||4%|
|Did not have enough money|
|Did not get the bill||4%|
|I was traveling||2%|
|Disagreed with credit card company||1%|
|Do you have at least one credit card you always pay in full?|
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