Trends Changing the Way Americans Travel

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The facts are coming in, from whether leaving their vacation days unused, how much they spend, if they are using “sharing economy services” or face “vacation shaming” at work, to their perceptions on future travel methods –  Americans are spending more on travel.
 
Lee Abbamonte, travel industry expert and globetrotter, explains  the latest trends and tips for the upcoming travel season, including:
·         How much Americans will spend on summer vacations this year
·         How popular “sharing economy services” are becoming and tips on using this technology while traveling
·         What Americans think about futuristic methods of travel like the hyperloop high-speed rail, supersonic travel, self-driving cars, flying cars and space travel
·         How many Americans are leaving vacation days unused
·         If Americans are victims of “vacation shaming” and face negative feedback when asking for time off from their employers
·         Where Americans are headed this summer, domestically and internationally
 
About: Lee Abbamonte, has visited all 193 UN member states; 318 total countries and is one of the world’s most-traveled people. He’s also one of the few people to ever visit every country in the world plus both the North & South Poles! He is an entrepreneur, multimedia travel personality, brand ambassador, travel expert, travel writer, author and global adventurer. He appears regularly on Fox News Channel & FOX Business and has appeared on HLN, Bloomberg TV, Travel Channel, NBC, CBS, CNN, BBC, Sports Illustrated, History, AJAM, ESPN and others.   Lee has also been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Conde Nast Traveler, New York Magazine, Huffington Post, US News & World Report, Forbes, Discovery Channel, Today, Travel Zoo, Smart Money, Slate, Frommer’s, USA Today and countless others publications.
 
This interview is provided by: Allianz Travel Insurance and The 8th annual Allianz Travel Insurance Vacation Confidence Index which will be released in July.  This new survey explores whether Americans are leaving their vacation days unused, how much they spend on vacation, if they are using sharing economy services, whether they face ‘vacation shaming,’ and their perceptions on future travel methods

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