Published on : Wednesday, May 22, 2019
American travellers prefer to hit the road this summer instead of flying to their holiday destination as per a survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Ford. 73 per cent of the 2,000 respondents prefer to drive to their vacation destinations, making it the preferred method over planes, trains and cruise ships.
There are several factors for their lack of desire to fly. These include delays, going through security, cramped seats and the inability to pack everything they want to bring. American travellers prefer the road journey even if it takes longer.
In total, 59 percent of Americans plan to take more road trips in the next five years than they did over the last five years.
Road trips allow Americans to enjoy scenic views, the freedom to stop whenever and the ability to pack whatever is needed for the trip.
Ford chief futurist Sheryl Connelly said in a statement. “Many of them are choosing to stay closer to home, taking family road trips instead and reliving their childhood for their kids, something we call the #RoadTripRewind.” He said that millennials – globe-trotting generation – came of age in a time when air travel was democratizing. However, now a shift is being witnessed.
About 63 per cent of respondents said they look forward to vacation more when it’s a road trip. There are some issues stopping some Americans including overall cost, bad weather conditions and the long trips causing children to become restless.