Survey: Summer Vacation Statistics 2013 - Rising Prices Keep Vacation Plans Modest, Says

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More than 3 in 10 plan to spend less on summer vacation this year, according to new survey.

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Keeping vacations modest for a growing number of Americans

Nearly half of Americans, some 45%, will go on vacation this summer, according to a new survey from, a credit card comparison website. While many plan to take a summer break, over 76% are worried about gas prices, 73% about food prices, and 48% are worried about entertainment costs.

Amid that worry, this summer’s vacationers will be cutting back. Just over 30% of vacationers said they will spend less this year on their vacation while only 24.8% plan to spend more than they did in 2012. "The economy isn't recovering for everyone, and that's keeping vacations modest for a growing number of Americans," said Charles Tran, founder of CreditDonkey. "We’re seeing a lot of people looking for inexpensive alternatives to a big summer blowout trip."

To read the full survey results, visit

From May 24 to May 30, 2013, surveyed 1,045 Americans, age 18 and over, on their summer vacation plans. provides information on the credit issues, news, and trends facing Americans through proprietary market research and analysis. Vacationers can visit to find travel credit card deals and stay informed with "donkey-proof" (easy to understand) financial tips and deals.

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