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Nearly half of Americans want to go on holiday for a change of scenery

Nearly half of Americans want to go on holiday for a change of scenery.

As lockdowns start to ease owing to the coronavirus pandemic, people are keen to get out and about and see a new part of the world.

And it is road trips that are most popular this summer, with 43 per cent of people revealing they'd be keen to get away for a change of scenery whilst 36 per cent want to head away to enjoy the outdoors after being cooped up in their homes for the last few months.

Nisreene Atassi, Senior Director of PR and Social for, said: "People miss travel, they have vacation days to use and they also want to stay safe. Given how quickly the advice and restrictions are changing, one of our main priorities at Expedia is making sure our customers have the information they need to navigate this summer travel season. While the desire to get away is still going strong for many of us, how and where we're choosing to go this summer looks different. Beaches and national parks remain popular, but more Americans are choosing destinations that are closer to home and drivable, versus going somewhere more exotic. Interestingly, we've seen that travellers are making these plans at the last minute. Things are so unpredictable right now with COVID-19, so it's possible that travellers feel more comfortable making travel plans for the near future vs. planning too far ahead."

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