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Survey: Half Of U.S. Adults To Go On Summer Vacation

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A new survey from The Points Guy found half of U.S. adults are likely to take at least one vacation between June and September. WBZ-TV's Paula Ebben reports.

Video Transcript

ANARIDIS RODRIGUEZ: Well, are you dreaming of a vacation after spending more than a year at home? Many Americans are itching to get away.

PAULA EBBEN: And with vaccinations increasing, people are preparing to make up for lost time. At airports nationwide--

- Looking for some fun in the sun.

PAULA EBBEN: People are taking off, many for their first vacation since the pandemic started.

- Been just cooped up in the house for too long right now. So just excited to get out.

PAULA EBBEN: And the great getaway is expected to continue through the summer months. A new survey from the Points Guy finds half of US adults are likely to take at least one vacation between June and September.

NICK EWEN: A lot of them are planning on spending a pretty significant amount of money. In fact, over more than four out of 10 are actually anticipating spending more than $1,000 on these vacations.

PAULA EBBEN: But many won't be spending that money on plane tickets. Nearly half of those traveling planned to take a road trip. And beaches are one of the most popular places to go. National parks are the top destination.

NICK EWEN: There's going to be a huge demand for visiting these attractions. So make sure you do your research and lock in those plans early because they're just going to get more and more filled up as we approach the summer. Nick Ewen from the Points Guy says those traveling internationally will likely need to provide a negative COVID test.

NICK EWEN: Make sure you understand what it's going to take for you to get in and then what it's going to take for you to get back to the United States. And bear in mind, a lot of those things can change on a dime as case counts go up or go down.

PAULA EBBEN: So as the man said, no matter where you travel it's important to do your research and plan ahead. And if you want to get a rental car book early, Anaridis, because they're in short supply.

ANARIDIS RODRIGUEZ: I know my friends are just trying to get me to go to a restaurant. So for me, Paula, this is a stretch.

PAULA EBBEN: Baby steps.

ANARIDIS RODRIGUEZ: But I appreciate the information.

PAULA EBBEN: Baby steps.