Travelers want substance this summer

Americans will on average spend an average of $1,180 per person on summer vacation, according to the latest American Express Spending & Saving Tracker.

“Consumers want deeper, richer experiences when they travel,” David Patron, vice president of American Express Travel, said in a news release. “When a traveler visits a destination they want to understand the local traditions and feel like they are getting a true insider experience.”

While domestic travel will make up the majority of vacations this summer, 16 percent of Americans plan to travel internationally.

The Cayman Islands (7 percent), Italy (7 percent) and the United Kingdom (6 percent) ranked as the top international destinations for summer travelers. Italy (10 percent) and the United Kingdom (11 percent) resonated most with the affluent market.

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