Despite inflation, most Americans are planning a summer vacation

As rising inflation continues to weigh on American households, many families are wondering if a summer vacation is possible this year. However, a recent survey by The vacationer shows that 80% of American adults plan to travel this summer. This includes the 45% who said they plan to travel more than once. That means nearly 93 million Americans will travel once and 115 million will travel more than once this summer. In the 2021 Summer Travel Survey, just 173 million American adults said they would travel. At least 35 million more Americans are expected to travel in the summer of 2022, according to this year’s survey.

The younger people are, the more likely they are to travel internationally. Age categories planning to travel abroad include: 27% of American adults ages 18-29; 23% of 30-44 year olds; 19% aged 45-60; 14% of American adults over 60. The 60+ age group is the most likely at 26% to say they won’t be traveling at all this summer.

Travelers looking to save on their summer vacation without sacrificing quality would be well advised to consider the following hotels and resorts.

Hawks Cay Resort, The Florida Keys

This summer, Hawks Cay guests can enjoy hot savings with the resort’s new Escape to Island Time promotion for the island vacation they’ve been dreaming of. Complete with snorkeling, fishing and plenty of tropical sunshine, guests can save 20% off weekdays and 10% off weekends and receive a $150 resort credit to spend at Hawks Cay’s spa or restaurant. Use code STAYHC at checkout to redeem.

The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort, Panama

The resort is introducing new programs and unique offerings to welcome families back to paradise in summer. Children dine for free with the resort’s new booking financial support, “The children’s meal is on us.” The promotion includes a daily breakfast for two adults and two children as well as a free choice from the children’s menu in the participating restaurants for young people under the age of ten. Rates start at $199/night. Located in an exclusive golf and beach community on the Pacific Ocean, Buenaventura offers attentive service and many adventurous attractions.

Hotel Belmar, Costa Rica

Nestled in the mountains of Monteverde, Costa Rica, Hotel Belmar is a family-owned retreat with 26 charming guest rooms and suites. The hotel offers a variety of amenities, including a microbrewery, organic restaurant, juice bar and tea room, organic garden, sun terrace, and spa. The hotel is also home to a sustainable working farm, Finca Madre Tierra, with guided tours and horseback riding. From fine dining to yoga retreats, relaxing spa treatments and more, Hotel Belmar offers a personal, immersive experience. This summer, the hotel is offering 15% off any guest room or suite with rates starting at $219/night for stays during the months of June, July and August with promo code Summer2022.

Frangipani Beach Resort, anguilla

Frangipani Beach Resort is a family run luxury boutique resort on the island of Anguilla. Located on Meads Bay, one of Anguilla’s premier beaches, the resort features 23 guest rooms or suites. This summer, Frangipani Beach Resort invites guests to extend their Caribbean getaway by taking advantage Endless summer special, offering 15% off stays of ten nights or more in any suite category with rates starting at $725/night. Guests can choose from a variety of suites, each with a kitchen, washer and dryer, and balcony or patio with beautiful views of Meads Bay.

Ocean Club resorts, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos

Located directly on world-famous Grace Bay Beach, Ocean Club Resorts offers two all-suite properties that offer the ultimate tropical island vacation for families. Travelers visiting one resort can enjoy the amenities and features of both via the Stay at One, Play at Both option. Complimentary transportation between Ocean Club and Ocean Club West is included for all guests, along with tennis equipment, bicycles, and beach loungers with the resorts’ signature pink umbrellas. Families who choose either of Ocean Club Resort’s locations this summer can do so special package who can save up to 25% of the total price.

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