Study Finds Americans Opting for More, Shorter Summer Trips

Allianz Partners recently released its 13th annual Allianz Travel Insurance Vacation Confidence Index, revealing that one in three (34 percent of) Americans will take multiple vacations between July and September, with shorter trips gaining momentum over the traditional week or longer vacation.

The Ipsos poll of more than 2,000 American adults who were interviewed in late May 2021 found that the average trip length is four nights or a "micro-cation," a trend that Allianz Partners defines as a leisure trip that is fewer than five nights.

Allianz's research also found that two in three (67 percent of) Americans plan to travel away from home for at least a night this summer, with the average number of trips coming in at 1.2 vacations. A vacation is defined as a leisure trip at least 100 miles from home. What's more, nearly half of Americans (44 percent) are eager to get away. More than half (51 percent) of eager travelers will take multiple trips and even 22 percent intend to take three or more trips before summer is over.