Houston, TX – January 11, 2017 – Two-thirds of U.S. adults will likely make resolutions to travel more in 2017, according to a recent survey by Switchfly. However, competing priorities – such as saving money and focusing on personal health – can keep people from reaching their travel goals.
“Tying travel to other New Year’s aspirations may help consumers feel even more positive about traveling and consider how it may support and complement their other priorities for 2017,” said Jeff Rutledge, CEO, AIG Travel.
To help with this endeavor, AIG Travel has taken a fresh look at five common New Year’s resolutions, providing thoughts on how people may align them with their travel goals for 2017.
take a “sharecation,” in which families strive to save money by traveling together and aim to minimize stress by sharing childcare responsibilities,
consider public transportation options at your destination, as they may be significantly cheaper than renting a car and easier than negotiating parking, and
when possible, splurge for suite-style accommodations rather than hotel rooms with multiple beds, to help ensure more privacy for couples and the opportunity to get a better night’s sleep.
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2 Cruz, Gilbert. "Top 10 Commonly Broken New Year's Resolutions." Time. Time Inc., 01 Jan. 2012. Web. 05 Jan. 2017. http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2040218_2040220_2040286,00.html.
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