Almost any destination can make for a good vacation, but according to a new survey by VRBO, we’re all dreaming of one very specific location for our next getaway.
The vacation home rental service polled 1,067 adult American travelers to find out which place they’d like to go if time and money weren’t a factor. And as the results showed, we’re all dreaming of a trip down under.
“When we asked Americans where they’d go if all constraints were removed, the results hinted at why some destinations might remain a dream and how those dreams evolve as we grow older,” reps for VRBO wrote in the survey’s findings. “Among all survey respondents, Australia was the top international dream destination.”
With the survey, VRBO hoped to better understand travel preferences and see how age has changes the way people feel about travel. For example, just look at Australia. While it’s everyone’s dream destination, it was only the 18th most-visited destination by American travelers in 2018, according to Expedia data.
“The disparity between dream and reality signals that barriers of time and money are the deciding factors for whether Americans will take that dream vacation,” VBRO explained.
This finding held true for every age group except millennials, who are the group most likely to go into debt for travel (37percent) compared to Generation Xers (27 percent) and baby boomers (15 percent).