SEATTLE, Jan. 10,
2023 /PRNewswire/ -- New research1
from leading travel app Expedia® reveals the
over-scheduled holiday season has prompted many Americans to plan a
"nothing-cation," a trip where warm weather and relaxation are the
main attractions. According to a survey of 4,000 U.S. travelers
conducted during December, more than a third (34%) report feeling
burned out from the holidays, and nearly everyone surveyed (96%)
plans to spend a portion of their next trip doing absolutely
Expedia internal data confirms January is one of the top months
for researching and booking beach vacations, which is a favorite
trip type for nothing-cationers. On average, about a quarter of
getaways planned during the first month of the year are to beach
destinations, and many hotspots including Cancun, Riviera Maya, Punta Cana and Oahu are already seeing double-digit increases
in demand compared to the same time in 2019.2
"There's a time and place for an action-packed vacation
itinerary, but our data shows the first trip after the hectic
holiday season calls for a more relaxed agenda," says Melanie Fish, head of Expedia Group brands
public relations. "For most travelers, getting the most out of
their next vacation means setting aside dedicated time for nothing.
One trick to avoid unnecessary stress while planning a
nothing-cation is to bundle flights, hotel and car rental on the
Expedia app, which not only saves you time but more than 10% off
the price on average."
When nothing is really something:
Expedia's research, nearly half (47%) of travelers say they like to
start off the new year with a trip on the calendar to look forward
to, as a remedy for feeling anxious (31%) or tired of cold and
rainy weather (34%) in January. Furthermore, most (62%) agree that
"doing nothing" is their favorite part of vacation and consider it
time well-spent (61%).
Parents of young children (4 years old and under) are
particularly in need of a nothing-cation, reporting higher levels
of post-holiday burnout than average (49% compared to 34%). For
them, a successful nothing-cation consists of watching movies in
bed, reading and ordering room-service rather than dining out.
Plan a nothing-cation to remember:
have a chance to win $4,500 in
Expedia points on January 18, 2023,
by following @expedia on Tiktok, to use on a nothing-cation of
Ready for some nothing-cation inspiration? Expedia's travel
experts compiled a shortlist of idyllic tropical destinations far
from the crowds and perfect for days spent doing a whole lot of
nothing. Head over to the Expedia Explore blog to learn more,
including recommendations on where to stay.
- Kauai, Hawaii
- Costa Rica
- Nevis, Caribbean
- Koh Samui, Thailand
- Algarve, Portugal
- Sanibel Island, Florida
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journey with us.
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1In partnership with OnePoll. Surveyed 4,000
respondents from December 14 - 21, 2022. The survey was
conducted online using panel members who are credited to
participate in surveys. Focused on U.S. working adults.
2Based on air and conventional lodging demand for US
*Savings apply to bookings made on Expedia.com. Discounts are
valid until the trip start date.
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