Most of us can’t wait to go on vacation, but that doesn’t mean everyone has fun when they finally take a trip. A new survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Club Wyndham finds two in three (65%) Americans admit they feel too much pressure during their vacation to actually enjoy the trip. The poll of 2-thousand adults also reveals:
- Nearly a quarter (23%) of respondents say they haven’t physically relaxed on their vacation in two years or longer.
- During a week-long trip, the average person doesn’t actually start relaxing until three days into the getaway.
- So what’s keeping people from having fun on vacation? More than half (62%) are worried they’re wasting their time in tourist traps or not experiencing the best of the destination. Other top reasons given include not having enough money (30%), making sure their credit cards work domestically or abroad (29%), and feeling like they won’t get to do or see everything they planned (29%).
- Two-thirds say they need a vacation when they feel burned out in their daily lives and two in five (37%) try to take a trip every year to avoid that feeling.
- Once they take that trip, three-quarters of those surveyed say they feel like themselves again and they believe traveling is good for their mental health.
- In order to get more paid time off from work, people said they would be willing to give up commuting benefits (34%), summer Fridays (34%), complimentary food (32%), holiday parties (27%) and even a raise or promotion (25%) just to have more vacation days.
Source: SWNS Digital