45% of Americans would consider going on vacation alone instead of celebrating the holidays this year.
According to a new survey conducted by Apple Vacations and OnePoll, 52% of the 2,000 adults surveyed who plan to travel during the holidays want to experience the holidays in a new way.
In recent years, respondents spent the Christmas holidays at home (31%), at a relative’s house (23%) or at their partner’s house (20%).
This year, 58% of respondents want to avoid staying at home during the celebrations and want to go on vacation.
But traveling during this time comes with many obstacles.
Last year, the top issue people worried about when traveling was packing too much (42%), but this year, more people are worried about losing their luggage (49%).
Flight delays are also more of a concern this year (41%) than last year (37%). Overpacking and forgetting something at home are other worries people face.
Regardless, Americans would spend an average of $1,514 on travel.
Tropical travel and small towns are tied as the top destinations Americans would like to visit this holiday season (both 51%).
These destinations were followed by resorts (50%) and mountains (43%).