While excitement for travel continues to be positive, there are still deterrents to travel, reports Destination Analysts.
The top four deterrents as reported in recent research are related to costs and finances. However, while the majority of deterrents have decreased during the last several months, the possibility of flight cancellations is the only deterrent that has not improved.
Despite ongoing deterrents to travel, easing inflation and GDP growth have helped to improve anxieties of American travelers. Nearly half (45 percent) of American travelers believe they will be better off financially a year from now. Also, the percent of travelers who say that inflation has caused them to cancel a trip has dropped to 27 percent from 36 percent last summer.
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