"Twelve percent of Americans are willing to forego paying their bills to be able to go on vacation, and four percent are even willing to skip a mortgage or rent payment, according to a recent consumer survey conducted on behalf of Tripping.com, a vacation rental search engine that aggregates listings from HomeAway, HouseTrip, FlipKey, and other travel sites. [...]"
"For their 'ideal' vacation — the kind of vacation they have on their 'bucket list,' anything from a luxury cruise or safari to an exotic beach holiday — 39% of adults said they’d sacrifice six months of alcohol, cigarettes or coffee, while 29% said they’d downgrade their smartphones or computers, according to a new poll of 1,500 people carried out by Google Consumer Surveys for Tripping.com, a vacation rental search engine."
"More than anything, financial insecurities prevent Americans from taking their ideal vacation, however, the presumed cost of your ideal trip should not prevent you from traveling," said Tripping.com founder and CEO Jen O'Neal. "Staying in a vacation rental is a great way to lower accommodation costs, as well as save on food and parking expenses."
"Since President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. would ease diplomatic relations with Cuba, the number of people looking to travel to the largest country in the Caribbean has steeply risen. Travel websites like Tripping.com, a vacation rental search engine, saw a 126 percent increase in searches for Cuban properties."