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Overheard: Americans Take Shorter Road Trips This Summer

Seventy-two percent indicated they’d be taking their car to their post-lockdown getaway this summer.

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Generali Global Assistance (GGA) this week announced the findings of its Future of Travel survey conducted by Ipsos, which surveyed 11,000 individuals across 11 countries in the U.S., Europe, and Asia between June 5-12. The Future of Travel surveyed respondents in the United States on their upcoming travel plans and preferences when it comes to accommodations, destinations and the mode of transportation they plan to use on their next trip. 

While the coronavirus has slowed down travel, Americans are opting to take domestic road trips over a long weekend to more isolated destinations this summer. Preferences in mode of transport generally matched the shorter domestic trips people indicated they’d take this summer. Seventy-two percent, the overwhelming majority of American travelers, indicated they’d be taking their car to their post-lockdown getaway this summer; 23 percent of U.S. travelers indicated they would travel by plane this summer; and 9 percent of travelers said they would be using a rental car this summer.  

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