Do US Travelers Plan to Spend Money on Christmas Trips?
A roaring fire in the fireplace, a noisy feast with friends and family, skating in the cold, or an exhausting walk to the sights in sunny Europe. According to the PwC survey, US travelers aren’t ready to forget about these pleasant aspects of the Christmas holidays. Despite the rising costs, they are ready to spend the same amount for travel as they did in 2021 (more than $450).
Deloitte noticed that most Christmas travelers plan to stay with family and friends through New Year’s Day, while others plan to go on a road trip, book a hotel, or take a domestic or international flight.
Of course, most US travelers are going to book travel services online through booking websites. You can help them to organize their trips for the best rates. In return, you’ll earn good money, if you join the right partner programs and promote their travel services.
To make your content creation easier, we’ve asked Travelpayouts brands to examine their data and collect a list of the most popular Christmas destinations. As a result, you can prepare new posts while taking into account these popular countries and cities. You can describe them in detail, write travel guides that mention them, or make a series of articles about how to spend the Christmas holidays.
Where Do US Travelers Plan to Go During the Christmas Holidays
During the pandemic, if people traveled, it was mostly by car to remain safe, and away from crowds. This year, the demand for Christmas travel by plane has increased compared to 2019 and 2020. 46% of all Christmas travelers plan to buy a flight.
- Domestic: Orlando, Oahu, Kansas City, Salt Lake City, Palm Beach, and several other cities in Florida and South Dakota.
- International: Cancun, Riviera Maya, and Punta Cana of Mexico and the Dominican Republic.
You can find the full list of these destinations in our table.
The PwC shared an interesting observation about traveling millennials (ages 26-40). According to the company survey, 6 in 10 millennials participate in the loyalty program, and 66% have a brand credit card. For travelers, this is one of many opportunities to save on trips.
We have another option that will not only help travelers save money, but also allow you to earn: the WayAway Plus Membership Plan. With this subscription, travelers receive a cashback payment of up to 10% (with real money) on flights, hotels, tours, and other services.
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Tours & Activities
This year, Christmas travelers plan to spend more than $200 on entertainment. So, you can help your audience find the best tours and activities in their destination cities and earn on these services.
According to GetYourGuide, last year most US travelers booked attraction tickets and city cruises in Phoenix, Orlando, New York, Chicago, Miami, and some other US cities.
Viator confirms Expedia’s report. The brand noted that popular destinations for autumn/winter 2022 are Cancun (Mexico) and Oahu (USA). Viator also listed the top European destinations. This year, travelers are actively booking excursions in Amsterdam (Netherlands), Barcelona (Spain), Florence (Italy), Lisbon (Portugal), and London (UK).
By the way, now is the time to earn with the Viator Partner Program, as the brand increased its commission rate to 10% (from 8%) till the end of the year.
Tripadvisor shared the most popular international destinations for the Christmas holidays in 2022. The top five most popular cities are:
- Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
- London (United Kingdom)
- Cancun (Mexico)
- Bali (Indonesia)
- Crete (Greece)
More international destinations can be found in our table. Don’t forget that, with the Tripadvisor Partner Program, you can earn on tours and activities, as well as on hotels. Join the brand’s partner program and receive up to 50% of the brand revenue.
According to Loveholiday, travelers on these Christmas holidays are looking for cheap and sunny destinations to take a break from the cold of the UK.
So, the most popular destinations for Christmas among UK travelers were: the Canary Islands, Turkey, and Spain.
Join the Loveholiday partner program and earn 4% of the total booking value.
Data from Trivago’s accommodation booking service confirms the statistics of other brands. In addition, the brand’s list of the most popular Christmas destinations includes:
- Las Vegas (USA)
- Myrtle Beach (USA)
- Istanbul (Turkey)
- Panama City Beach (USA)
- Playa Bavaro (Dominican Republic)
SuperTravel (ex. Snaptravel)
SuperTravel (ex. Snaptravel), the service that helps travelers save 30 to 50% on hotel reservations, tells us where its users will go during the Christmas holidays. This list confirms the data of other brands: it includes cities in the USA, UK, Europe, and others. The full list you can find in the table.
Partners earn 5% for each completed booking. To earn with SuperTravel, join the brand’s partner program.
Although demand for air travel has increased since last year, the car remains one of the main means of transportation for US travelers. 69% of people who plan to go on a Christmas trip choose a car as their main mode of transport or in addition to the flight.
According to statistics from EconomyBookings, Christmas travelers will pick up rented cars on December 23–26 in the following states:
More detailed data was shared with us by QEEQ, a global car rental platform. This data echoes the observations of Economybookings. On QEEQ, Christmas travelers book cars in New York and several other cities in Washington, Illinois, and Colorado, as well as:
- Los Angeles
- Las Vegas
- Fort Lauderdale
- San Francisco
Check out the full list of the top destinations in our table and join the QEEQ Partner Program. As a partner, you’ll earn 5% on completed car rentals and 10% on successful bookings on annual Diamond QEEQ Membership.
It’s important to consider the demand for specific destinations among travelers in order to create content that will be interesting and useful for your audience.
Take into account information about popular cities, countries, and special offers from brands for Christmas travel. So, you can help your audience to plan a trip at the best price. After all, the sooner they book travel services, the more chances that they will have to avoid empty wallets after the holidays. Of course, this will help you earn with the best partner programs of travel brands.
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