More than half the families who said they're taking at least one vacation said they'll pack up their cars for a road trip, while about a third said they plan to visit an international destination. The study further discovered that families are taking more trips each year—29% of families are planning to take three or more vacations in the next 12 months. Two-thirds of all family travelers plan on a summer getaway, while just under half (45%) are making plans to travel as a family this spring. Gen Xers are more likely to be planning a family vacation (55%) than millennials (35%) and baby boomers (38%).
Regionally, travelers in the South are more likely to be making plans for a family road trip this year (62%) than travelers in the Northeast (35%). Families in the West are the most likely to be visiting an international destination (47%), while Northeastern families are the most likely to be going on a guided tour (25%).