Americans’ appetite for travel seems insatiable. As the world re-opened in 2022, the number of travelers booking flights through AAA jumped more than 150%*. The number of travelers booking cruises and tours, mostly to international destinations, exploded as well, and all indications are that the upward trend will continue in 2023.
In fact, almost 30% of respondents to a recent survey by Destination Analysts said they would likely travel outside the United States this year.
“Travel bookings continue to climb,” says Tracy Noble, spokesperson for AAA. “There is not only pent-up demand, but the dollars saved during the pandemic are now being invested in more extravagant travel. As an example, many of our cruise partners tell AAA that Black Friday was their number one day for bookings… ever.”