Travelers don't want to do anything on upcoming vacations
Expedia surveyed 4,000 travelers during the month of December and revealed they are feeling burned out from the holidays.
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More than one-third of respondents (34%) to an Expedia survey of vacationers said they felt exhausted from the holidays, and nearly all respondents (96%) are planning to spend a portion of their next trip doing absolutely nothing.
Among those surveyed, 1,500 travelers were Latino and it was found that nearly half (47%) like to have a trip on the agenda at the beginning of the year to look forward to and 73% feel refreshed and recharged after a vacation doing nothing.
This "nothing-cation" phenomenon is characterized by people looking to spend more time in beach destinations such as Cancún, Riviera Maya, Punta Cana and Oahu during the first few months of the year.
"There is a time and place for an action-packed vacation itinerary, but our data shows that the first trip after the hectic vacation season calls for a more relaxed schedule," said Melanie Fish, head of brand PR for Expedia Group in a statement.
In addition, the majority of respondents (62%) agree that "doing nothing" is their favorite part of the vacation and consider it time well spent for their break.
Outside the average, parents of young children reported higher than average levels of post-holiday burnout (49% vs. 34%). For them, a successful "nothing-cation" consists of watching movies in bed, reading and ordering room service instead of dining out.
Fish also said that most travelers are looking to make the most of their next vacation by booking early so they can "do nothing" afterwards. To do this, according to Expedia, many bundle flights, hotel and car rentals through apps.
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