A survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Club Wyndham revealed two out of three Americans surveyed couldn’t enjoy vacation due to excessive pressure.
2,000 Americans participated in the study which now gives insight into “vacation pressure.” It also reveals that a typical vacation lasts about a week and the average U.S. citizen doesn’t actually start to unwind until day three of the vacay.
Most U.S. travelers–about 62%–said that they worried about wasting their vacation time in tourist traps and have concerns about getting the very best of their destination while visiting, TravelNoire reported.
There were other takeaways from the study that contributed to the unhappiness of vacationing, like the 30% who worried about having enough money during a trip, the 29% who worry about making sure their credit cards work domestically or abroad, and another 29% who worried about not being able to do or see everything they planned.
Despite the concerns, most Americans said that travel helps their mental well-being (73%) as well as helps them recover from burnout (37%).
There also seems to be a push did travelers to be open to the idea of slow travel as a way to combat vacation pressure. According to the study, 2 in 5 reported being “very interested” in slow traveling. The idea of moving at a slower pace and getting to know a city and neighborhood with more time seems to be a way to reduce the pressure.