Survey Says: Most Americans Want to Stay Healthy on Holiday

Americans pack a healthy state of mind

The survey found that Americans prefer to eat and drink or sightsee on vacation to recharge.

With 92 percent of Americans hitting the road this summer, an annual survey commissioned by SpringHill Suites Marriott and conducted by TNS reveals insight into how Americans enjoy their vacations.

Some 78 percent of travelers said it is important to maintain a healthy routine on vacation. The preferred ways to stay healthy (surveyors could choose more than one) include walking or jogging (62 percent), sleeping (59 percent), watching what they eat (51 percent), taking vitamins (41 percent), and swimming (30 percent).

When it comes to wellness, 84 percent of all travelers will pack items for their and their families’ health and safety this summer. Medication (31 percent), sunscreen (27 percent), vitamins (9 percent), and healthy snacks (6 percent) were the top four essentials.

The online survey polled 1,000 consumers, aged 18 and older, with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.1.

As for the vacation luxury travelers wish they could pack up and take home? Housekeeping (46 percent) was tops followed by hotel view (20 percent), free breakfast (15 percent), free Wi-Fi (6 percent), and 24/7 food service (5 percent). We’ll take more vacation, please.