One reason U.S. residents lag in taking vacations is that they are among the least-compensated in terms of statutory days off in the world. Malta, on the other hand, is a vacation-compensation paradise.
While the number of Americans traveling abroad hasn't necessarily increased as quickly as the percentage of those visiting more than one country per trip, Americans are becoming more worldly and that means spending more on more expensive trips.
A lot has to change before Americans start vacationing as much they did pre-2000, including a shift in corporate culture that encourages and supports employees taking better care of themselves and their loved ones.
Traveling abroad is the ultimate form of higher learning. Students would be well-advised to hit the road before hitting the books at college.
Airstream RVs have made a comeback as motels, Airbnbs, ice cream stores, food trucks, offices, and a great way to see the country.
Time is the biggest factor working against Americans and their vacations. They want high quality experiences for the time they actually do take, hence why they're not afraid to splurge on their leisure trips.
If former president George Bush thought of himself as "the decider," children, and particularly the offspring of U.S. millennial parents, are increasingly exerting their power in deciding where the family will go for vacation. Travel marketers -- take note.
If you've seen one millennial you haven't seen them all. When it comes to vacation trends, their habits are as varied as their currencies and countries of origin.
Europeans' propensity to book last-minute flights more frequently that U.S. road warriors has more to do with the flight-marketing tactics of Ryanair and EasyJet than it has to do with mobile adoption.
This video got all of us laughing, two thumbs up to Costa Rica for raising awareness in a funny way.