As spiraling inflation continues to affect American households, many families are left wondering if a summer vacation is possible this year. However, a recent survey from The Vacationer shows that 80% of American adults plan to travel this summer. It also includes the 45% that said they would travel more than once. This means nearly 93 million Americans will travel once this summer and 115 million will travel more than once. In the 2021 Summer Travel Survey, only 173 million American adults said they would travel. According to this year’s survey at least 35 million more Americans are expected to travel during the summer of 2022.
Also, the younger people are the more likely they are to travel internationally. Age categories who plan to travel abroad include: 27% of American adults aged 18-29; 23% of those aged 30-44; 19% aged 45-60; 14% of American adults over age 60. The over 60 age group is also the most likely to say they will not travel at all this summer at 26%.
Travelers looking to save on their summer vacations while not sacrificing quality are well advised to consider the following hotels and resorts.
Hawks Cay Resort, The Florida Keys
This summer at Hawks Cay, guests can enjoy hot savings with the resort’s new Escape to Island Time promotion for the island getaway they’ve been dreaming of. Complete with snorkeling, fishing, and plenty of tropical sunshine, guests can save 20% off weekdays and 10% off weekends, plus receive a $150 resort credit to spend at the spa or dining at Hawks Cay. Use code STAYHC at checkout to redeem.
The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort, Panama
The resort is introducing new programming and unique offerings to welcome families back to summer in paradise. Kids dine for free with the resort’s new booking promotion, “Kids dinner is on us.” The promotion includes daily breakfast for two adults and two kids and one free choice from the kids’ menu at participating restaurants for youngsters under age ten. Rates start at $199/night. Situated within an exclusive golf and beach community on the Pacific Ocean, The Buenaventura provides attentive service and plenty of adventurous attractions.
Hotel Belmar, Costa Rica
Nestled in the mountains of Monteverde, Costa Rica, Hotel Belmar is a family-owned getaway with 26 charming guest rooms and suites. The hotel features a variety of amenities including microbrewery, organic restaurant, juice bar and tearoom, organic garden, sun deck and spa. The hotel is also home to a sustainable farm, Finca Madre Tierra, with guided tours and horseback riding. From fine dining to yoga retreats, relaxing spa treatments and more, the Hotel Belmar offers a personalized, immersive experience. This summer, the hotel is offering a 15% discount on any guestroom or suite with prices starting at $219/night for stays during the months of June, July and August by using promo code Summer2022.
Frangipani Beach Resort, Anguilla
Frangipani Beach Resort is a family-owned and operated luxury boutique resort on the island of Anguilla. Set on Meads Bay, one of Anguilla’s premier beaches, the resort boasts 23 guestrooms or suites. This summer, Frangipani Beach Resort invites guests to extend their Caribbean getaway by taking advantage of the Endless Summer Special, offering 15% off a ten-night stay or more in any suite category with prices starting at $725/night. Guests can choose from a variety of suites, all featuring a kitchen, washer and dryer, along with a balcony or terrace boasting sweeping views of Meads Bay.
Ocean Club Resorts, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
Located directly along the world-renowned Grace Bay Beach, Ocean Club Resorts feature two all-suite properties that provide the ultimate tropical island getaway for families. Travelers to one resort are able to enjoy amenities and features at both via the “Stay at One, Play at Both” option. Free transportation is included for all guests between Ocean Club and Ocean Club West along with tennis equipment, bicycles and beach loungers with the resorts’ signature pink umbrellas. Families that choose to enjoy either Ocean Club Resort location this summer can do so with special package that can save up to 25% off their total price.