Holiday Travel Survey from Choice Hotels Reveals Travel Anxieties of the Season
ROCKVILLE, Md. - Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire - The holiday season is in full swing and over a third of Americans plan to take a trip which requires at least one overnight stay, according to a recent survey conducted this month by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) one of the world's largest hotel companies.
Most holiday travelers polled said that if money was not a factor they would prefer to stay in a hotel. Why do these holiday road warriors prefer a hotel? The most common issues reported by holiday travelers while staying with family or friends included being woken up before they wanted to (39%) or having to wait in line to use the bathroom (25%).
If holiday travelers are not comfortable during their trip, their holiday spirit is negatively impacted. Therefore a calm and comfortable hotel stay may be just the ticket during this season.
Choice Hotels has sifted through the data and following is the company's List of Holiday Travel Anxieties as revealed by its 2013 Winter Travel Survey.
Holiday Travel Anxieties
- Accidentally seeing a relative naked
- Eating a meal from a "not so great" cook
- Participating in uncomfortable family traditions (wearing ugly sweaters, etc)
- Kids getting into the gifts before they're supposed to
- Getting stuck in long conversations with "odd" relatives
- Having to sleep on an air mattress or on the floor
- Having to share a room with a sibling or a relative
- Getting into an argument with a relative
This nationally representative survey was conducted by Research Now on behalf of Choice Hotels among a sample of 1,202 US adults, of which n=471 were identified as "holiday travelers".
About Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises more than 6,300 hotels, representing more than 500,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 30 other countries and territories. As of September 30, 2013, 371 hotels, representing more than 29,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States. Additionally, 84 hotels, representing approximately 7,200 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in more than 15 other countries and territories. The company's Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn brands, as well as its Ascend Hotel Collection membership program, serve guests worldwide. All hotels are independently owned and operated.
Choice Hotels International offers the Choice Privileges® rewards program. With nearly 18 million members worldwide, it is one of the fastest growing hotel loyalty programs in the travel industry.
Additional corporate information can be found on the Choice Hotels International, Inc. web site, which may be accessed at www.choicehotels.com.
Choice Hotels, Choice Hotels International, Choice Privileges, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, and Ascend Hotel Collection are proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels International, Inc.
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