Infographic: Latest Trends and Surprising Facts About Travel

Many people go on vacation to decompress, de-stress and take a mental break from the rigors of work. According to international respondents of the Global Travel Tracker from Marriott Rewards, while a vast majority of people choose a nap over getting the heart rate pumping with a long run (67 percent vs. 33 percent), it’s not as cut and dry in how to return to work more relaxed. Coinciding with Marriott’s Global Travel Day on Friday, October 14, and in celebration of the recent, historic acquisition of Starwood by Marriott International, the global travel tracker is a new survey that illustrates trends among travelers worldwide.

More than 6,600 travelers in 14 international cities including Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Washington, DC, Toronto, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Paris, Dubai, Tokyo, Shanghai and Munich participated in the online survey that show trends in traveler’s habits on the road.

“It’s fascinating to see that the habits formed and stories gathered might be personal in nature, but universal in experience,” said Karin Timpone, Global Marketing Officer, Marriott International. “Global Travel Day celebrates the merger of Marriott and Starwood and the linking of our loyalty programs, so now travelers everywhere can find the perfect hotel almost anywhere around the world.”

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