Study: Thousands of Parents Would Rather Travel Than Stay Home for the Holidays

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Heading into the holiday season, Trafalgar, the leading global guided travel company, surveyed 2,500+ parents across the U.S. to discover just how stressful, costly and time-consuming the holidays are for them. The results illuminate a list of compelling reasons on why the overwhelming majority of American parents admit they would rather cancel Christmas this year… and travel instead:

  • Over half of parents (66%) say they would cancel Christmas this year to travel instead, with majority (78%) noting they would rather spend their money on a vacation instead of holiday gifts
  • According to the findings, parents’ stress doubles during the holidays and they can nearly eliminate that stress by traveling instead
  • Spending the holidays at home can actually be more expensive than a week-long family vacation in Europe for example, with 56% of parents planning to spend $5,000+ on the holidays this year
  • Parents spend 1-2 months prepping for the holidays, and 1 in 3 parents have had to take time off from work to prep for the holidays