TripAdvisor announced the results of their annual December holiday travel survey of 2100 U.S. travelers. While it may not be representative of the nation, there is a 5 percent increase from their last year’s survey, from 38-43 percent, of participants planning on traveling this December.
Their published data also showed other findings pointing that travel is on the upswing in spite of the economic climate.
76% say the economy has not impacted their December travel plans.
Christmas travelers increase by 2 percent to 34%. New Years travelers up 3 percent to 16%.
Air travel up while car road travel decreases.
The report also listed fun facts including 49% plan on using smartphones or tablets to assist in their travels, 8% plan on drinking alcohol on their flights as a stress limiter, 23% have bought last minute gifts while traveling to their destination and more.