Affluent Interest In Summer Travel Hits New High

by MR Magazine Staff

Affluent interest in summer travel is hitting new highs, reflecting not only an enthusiasm for travel, but also shifting personal priorities and a broader sense of economic comfort. These trends are detailed in the just-released Q2 2016 Ipsos Affluent Barometer, which tracks consumer confidence and attitudinal buzz among Affluents (adults with $100,000+ in annual household income; roughly the top 25% of the U.S.) and Ultra Affluents ($250,000+ HHI; the top 3-4% of Americans). Among Affluents, 72% are planning to take a vacation this summer – up from 63% in 2015, and 52% in 2014. Their willingness to spend is up as well – 29% plan to spend more on vacations this summer than they did last year, doubling the 14% planning to spend less. The intention to spend more is particularly high among two key segments – Ultra Affluents and Affluent Millennials. Read more at Forbes.