September 3, 2009
9/3: There’s No Place Like Home…Vacations Dubbed “Disasters”
Summer is winding down, and for those lucky enough to have travelled this season, that means carrying memories of tropical, exotic, and/or relaxing destinations.
But, are those memories always good ones? Not for one-fifth of Americans. That’s the proportion of residents nationwide who say they have been on a disaster vacation at some point in their lives. Most — 80% — however, report they have not experienced a “disaster” trip.
What caused those miserable memories? 23% blame the weather, and the same proportion cites the people with whom they went. With 15%, illness is named as the number three reason. And, rounding out the top five are accommodations with 10% and transportation with 9%. Destination, crime, and food follow with 7%, 6%, and 1%, respectively.