NEW YORK, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- If money were not an issue, U.S. adults would most want to vacation in Hawaii and Italy, according to TheCashlorette.com. Click here for more information:
The most popular domestic destinations are Hawaii, Florida, California, Alaska and Colorado.
- Hawaii received very strong support from women; men ranked Hawaii third behind Florida and California.
- Millennials picked California first, Florida second and Hawaii third. All other age groups put Hawaii number one.
- Independents went with Hawaii at the top, Democrats selected California and Republicans chose Florida.
Internationally, the top of the list includes Italy, Australia, France, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
- Italy garnered widespread support: it's the preferred destination for men, women, Republicans, Democrats and all age groups.
- Independents have Australia #1 and rural residents most want to visit Ireland.
- Seven percent of respondents said they would not leave the U.S. even if all expenses were paid.
The survey also found that 47% of American adults would go on vacation alone (28% have already done so and 19% would be open to it someday). Solo travel is most appealing to millennials: 58% would do it, including 26% who already have.
"Traveling solo is an enriching opportunity that we're seeing many young adults gravitating towards," Sarah Berger, founder of TheCashlorette.com, says. "Maximize your money by using travel credit cards to book your next adventure. You can score sweet rewards like discounted flights and hotel perks, while often avoiding foreign transaction fees."
Democrats are much more likely than Republicans to voyage by themselves.
The survey was conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. PSRAI obtained telephone interviews with a nationally representative sample of 1,003 adults living in the continental United States. Interviews were conducted by landline (502) and cell phone (501, including 327 without a landline phone) in English and Spanish by Princeton Data Source from August 17-20, 2017. Statistical results are weighted to correct known demographic discrepancies. The margin of sampling error for the complete set of weighted data is plus or minus 4.0 percentage points.
About Sarah Berger and TheCashlorette.com:
Sarah Berger is "The Cashlorette." The Cashlorette.com (a Bankrate, Inc. company) is a personal finance blog for young women. The Cashlorette's mission is to empower young women to live the life they want, without sacrificing savings or going into debt.
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