Survey Says Americans Need a Vacation After the Holidays

Think you’re the only one who feels they could use a vacation after the holidays? It turns out that more than half of Americans admit to wanting a break after spending time with friends and family this season. According to a survey from Priceline.com, 56 percent of approximately 1,000 adults polled last month confessed to being a holiday scrooge.

-42 percent of millennials shop for themselves at the end of the year, while 33 percent of Generation X also gift items to themselves.

-29 percent wished that they had the option to leave a family member at home during a holiday trip. The number climbed for those under the age of 25—48 percent admitted to wanting the same.

-35 percent of millennials outed a friend or family member for re-gifting an item. It’s likely to be from a member of Generation X, because 27 percent of them confessed to regifting.

-43 percent stated that they would be likely to fake their holiday cheer at least once during the season.

-43 percent of all age groups surveyed would like to go on a tropical vacation getaway after spending time with friends and family.

Based on the survey’s results, Priceline.com is offering “Express Deals Unwrapped,” a special holiday offering for travelers that book vacations on their mobile devices from now until January 3. Android and iOS users can save up to 60 percent on hotel and airline packages.

Priceline.com is not the only place vacation-goers can take advantage of holiday promotions. The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is holding its “Dear Santa” contest, a seasonal giveaway for one person to receive a free 3-night stay at The Sandpiper Inn in Schooner Bay on the Abaco Islands. Until December 15, participants can submit a letter on behalf of someone deserving of a vacation via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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