Travelers’ wishes and desires have changed a lot since 2020. Although travel is still a top priority, the destinations and reasons for travel are different. Inflation in gas prices, car rentals, and flight cancellations have also contributed to travelers’ changing their preferences, with many now preferring domestic travel.

Property broker company Pacaso recently surveyed 1,000 Americans about their travel habits. Of the 1,000 people surveyed, only 1 in 4 travelers under 30 years of age highly prioritize international travel over domestic travel. 

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The survey was conducted on May 4, 2022 on YouGov Direct for Pacaso. The results are based on age, gender, education level, ethnicity, and political affiliation. 

What the survey reveals:

People are more likely to choose domestic travel as they get older


Travelers are less likely to seek out international travel as they get older
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According to Pacaso, 87% of those surveyed say they would rather travel domestically in 2022. Younger respondents, between the ages of 18-29, preferred international travel.

15% of respondents between ages 30-44 said traveling internationally is a high priority compared to 26% of people between ages 18-29.

People between the ages of 40-64 and 65+ prioritized international travel the least.

The youngest and oldest travelers prioritized traveling out of state the most


The youngest and oldest travelers are most likely to prioritize traveling out of state
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44% of respondents between the ages of 18-29 were most likely to prioritize traveling out of state. People aged 65+ were the second most likely age group, with 37% prioritizing out-of-state travel.

Over 30% of respondents between the ages of 30-44 prioritized traveling out of state.

To read the full survey, click here.

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