Economy Be Darned: I'm Taking a Vacation!http://www.fool.com/how-to-invest/personal-finance/savings/2010/06/17/economy-be-damned-im-taking-a-vacation.aspx Dayana Yochim
June 17, 2010
Times may be tough, but Americans aren't about to let a bad economy ruin their vacation plans.
More than half of those surveyed by American Express say they've marked their calendars for a summer getaway, planning to spend an average of $1,000 per person for fun in the sun.
Doesn't anyone take "staycations" anymore?
That's the year the word "staycation," the stay-at-home-vacation, joined the popular lexicon.
Well, people must not be feeling as pinched as they were back then. Only 11% of respondents to American Express's May survey said they planned to spend their days off sightseeing locally. The majority of folks are packing up the kids for a full-blown family excursion (52%), followed by couples getaways (26%), "girlfriend getaways"/"mancations" (10%), and "experiential" retreats (7%), like taking leave to hike or learn to cook.
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