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How are US travelers behaving?

Fewer adults are traveling with children

  • Fewer US domestic leisure travelers are traveling with children – 31% in ’08 vs. 26% in ’12

There is a preference for driving vs. flying

  • More US domestic leisure travelers are driving (79%) than flying (11%)
  • More US domestic business travelers are driving (48%) than flying (33%)

Age difference between business and leisure travelers

  • The average age of US domestic leisure travelers is 47.5 years old
  • 36% of US domestic leisure travelers are 55+ years old
  • 17% of US domestic leisure travelers are 35-44 years old (Source) Tweet this stat!
  • 20% of US domestic leisure travelers are 25-34 years old
  • 8% of US domestic leisure travelers are 18-24 years old
  • The average age of US business travelers is 45.9 years old (Source) Tweet this stat!
  • The majority (26%) of US business travelers are 45-54 years old
  • 20% of US business travelers are 55-64 years old
  • 24% of US business travelers are 35-44 years old (Source) Tweet this stat!
  • 19% of US business travelers are 25-34 years old
  • 4% of US business travelers are 18-24 years old
  • 7% of US business travelers are 65+ years old (Source) Tweet this stat!

Traveling households earn more than non-traveling households

  • The median household income for the general US population is $52,800
  • The median household income for US domestic leisure travelers is $62,500 (Source) Tweet this stat!
  • The median household income for US domestic business travelers is $87,500

Trip planning sources are shifting

  • 1 in 3 US travelers cite social media as a source of inspiration (Source) Tweet this stat!
  • 38% of leisure travelers and 57% of business travelers use mobile for travel information