The average traveler will journey over 600 miles this holiday season

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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