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How much do Americans spend on family vacations each year

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How much do Americans spend on family vacations each year?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Parenting
Expert:  Jennifer replied 7 years ago.
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Here are a few links with data from AAA surveys on this topic...

http://www.aaanewsroom.net/main/Default2.asp?SearchText=2008%20vacation%20costs&LoosenSearch=&PageSearchEnginePageSize=&FileSearchEnginePageSize=&ArticleSearchEnginePageSize=

http://www.bloggersbase.com/self-management/what-does-the-average-american-family-spend-on-a-vacation/

Is this the kind of information you're looking for?? It may also help to know that Americans have (on average) 13 days of vacation. However, a 2009 survey by Expedia found that even though Americans have the least amount of vacation days compared to other countries, they leave 3 days unused on average each year (http://www.expedia.com/daily/promos/vacations/vacation_deprivation/default.asp). So, at 10-13 days annually at the 2008 AAA survey results of $250 per day on average, we're looking at annual vacation expenses totalling $2500 - $3250. This number may be more or less depending on the destination (particularly Hawaii according to the first survey) and the number of people traveling. I hope this helps!
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