One in Four Need a Vacation After a Family Trip

Cambria Suites reports that family vacations can be stressful. A new survey finds that of those who have taken a family summer vacation (49 percent), nearly one quarter of adults (24 percent) report that they usually need a vacation when they return from a family trip.

Among adults living with children under the age of 18, the number increases to 29 percent. Seven percent of respondents even look forward to a “solo” business trip as a way to recover from a family vacation, Cambria says.

Research shows that kids ask their parents “Are we there yet?” an average of nine times during a week-long (seven day) family vacation, according to survey respondents who have been on a family vacation and have at least one child under the age of 18 living in their household. Parents with children six years old and younger can expect to be asked “Are we there yet?” about 13 times during a week-long trip.

Experiences of summer family vacations are overall very positive, as revealed by the new Cambria Suites research. More than half (65 percent) of Americans with family vacation experience find them relaxing and admit that there is “nothing better” than a great family vacation.

“Industry data shows that consumers are regaining confidence in the economy and more families are taking a vacation this year compared to last year,” explains Michael Murphy, senior vice president of Cambria Suites. “It’s safe to say that the great tradition of the summer family vacation is on its way back.”

To help consumers take to the road this summer, Choice Hotels, franchisor of the Cambria Suites brand, is offering travelers the chance to earn a $50 gift card. When guests sign up for the Choice Privileges rewards program and stay two separate times from now through August 15, 2012 at any Choice brand property, they’ll earn enough bonus rewards points that they can redeem for a $50 gift card of choice to use towards gas, dining or shopping.
This online survey was conducted May 16-18, 2012, as part of a national omnibus study. A total of 1,050 surveys were completed.

Cambria Suites offers contemporary, upscale accommodations at affordable prices. There are currently 18 properties open across the country. Choice Hotels International franchises more than 6,100 hotels, representing more than 495,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 30 other countries and territories.

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