Most Americans Planning a ‘Micro-Cation’ This Summer

Travelers continue to consider shorter getaways in 2022 as more than half of Americans (53%) plan to make their next vacation a “micro-cation”, according to Allianz’s 14th annual Vacation Confidence Index PartnersUSA.

Allianz, which first coined the term in 2019, defines a micro-cation as a leisure trip at least 100 miles from home, lasting four nights or less. Nearly a quarter of respondents (23%) are even planning several micro-vacations before the end of the summer. This figure is up two points compared to 2021.


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The study also found that up to seven in ten Americans (71%) will be traveling away from home by September for at least one night, while about four in ten (39%) are planning multiple trips away from home. them this summer. These two figures are respectively up four and five points compared to last year.

The average number of trips Americans plan to take this summer also fell from 1.2 in 2021 to 1.4. Young Americans ages 18-34 (44%) and men (40%) are leading the way on the multiple trip trend, with these groups planning two or more by September.

The survey also reveals that travelers intend to spend less per night the longer their trip lasts. For overnight micro-cations, the average expected spend is $606. The average drops to $410 per night for a two-night getaway and drops further for three- and four-night micro cations to $325 per night and $323 per night, respectively.

“The summer travel season is upon us and Americans are taking advantage of these bank vacation days,” Daniel Durazo, director of external communications at Allianz Partners USA, said in a statement. “Whether it’s a road trip, a getaway to the mountains or the beach to relax, Americans plan quick getaways, and many plan multiple trips to satisfy their wanderlust. frequent travellers, an annual travel insurance policy covering the equivalent of one year of travel is a great idea, offering convenience and value.”

The Vacation Confidence Index has been conducted every summer since 2010 by national polling firm Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of Allianz Partners USA. For this particular survey, more than 2,000 American adults were interviewed from May 2-4, 2022.

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