Out of all the Americans hitting the road this holiday season, three in five are doing so specifically to visit friends and family. A study of more than 2,000 Americans with holiday travel plans found that of those polled, one in three (32%) stayed home last year. Now in 2021, a whopping 82% believe it's important to share the holiday festivities with loved ones. In particular, they're most excited to reconnect with their siblings (46%), parents (45%) and extended family (42%) this year. The study, carried out by OnePoll and commissioned by Motel 6, found that between Thanksgiving and New Year's, the average traveler will be journeying a total of over 600 miles. Seven in 10 (70%) will be road-tripping to their destination. Almost two-thirds of survey respondents are planning to travel with their immediate family this holiday season, while 38% will be bringing along their pets.
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