Travel sentiment with regards to 2023 remains a mixed bag, says Destination Analysts in a recent report. Concerns about prices, labor shortages and overall travel frustrations are among the negatives that Americans feel are likely to occur this year.
Despite these negatives, Americans are still optimistic. Nearly a quarter say they will take a dream trip somewhere exciting this year, and more authentic, less commercial travel experiences will continue to grow in popularity. Also, travelers say they will be more proactive in reducing the impact of travel on the environment.
Travel to cities and metro areas appears to be on the comeback with nearly 40 percent of travelers excited about this type of travel in 2023, behind beach destinations. Family trips, romantic getaways and girlfriend trips remain the top trip types generating excitement.
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