Survey: Travelers Discuss Biggest Vacation Challenges

Eight out of 10 travelers cite “fitting everything in when your trip is too short” as one of their biggest travel-related challenges, according to Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s “Instant Insider” survey.

The survey found that nearly two out of three (64%) say that when they have a limited amount of time in a new place, they don’t always know where to go while 61% feel pressured to fit everything in. And 78% of travelers say they want to do the things the locals do when visiting a new city.

"Today, individuals are arguably more pressed for time than ever before, and that impacts most every phase of our lives, including travel,” said Steve Short, vice president at Enterprise. “When you have limited time in a new city, how can you ensure you're doing and experiencing the right things? And who can you turn to for the best advice? These are key questions we wanted to explore in an effort to help travelers everywhere.”

Less than half of respondents say they create an itinerary. A majority of travelers (77%) prepare for their trips by checking the local weather forecast and 68% prepare by checking the internet for recommendations on things to do, according to the survey. Before a trip, 60% of travelers ask friends and family members for tips while 58% look at internet review websites.

Enterprise conducted this online survey with 1,007 respondents.

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