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Summer Beach Spa Escapes


With temperatures in Arizona of 110 degrees in May, a beach spa escape sounds as if it is the perfect escape for me. Of course those who have just survived the cold of the winter are also thinking about summer beach escapes. Just imagine yourself lying on a beach, close your eyes and let your thoughts drift away as you lie basking in the warmth of the golden sunshine with sand in your toes, wind in your hair, sounds of the seagulls and gentle caress of waves on the shores. As the day’s temperatures rise, you head into the spa for an incredible spa treatment with aromatic scents that fill the air with peace, relaxation.


Summer Travel  

Summer Travel Survey Results

While summer sun, sand, shores, and spas are my favorite places to spend weekend getaways and vacations, TripAdvisor® the world's largest travel community, recently announced the results of its annual summer travel survey of more than 4,000 travelers worldwide.

  • Ninety-one percent of global respondents and 90 percent of Americans are planning leisure travel this summer.
  • Fifty-two percent of U.S. respondents plan to take at least half of their annual vacation this summer, down from 56 percent in 2007.
  • Twenty-three percent of Americans plan to take more vacation this summer than last, while 56 percent expect to take the same amount.


Time and Money

Forty-one percent of U.S. respondents plan to take 1-2 weeks of vacation this summer, the same as one year ago, 23 percent will take 2-3 weeks, compared to 27 percent in 2007 and 19 percent will take three weeks of vacation or more, nearly equal to last summer.

Twenty-seven percent of U.S. respondents plan to spend more on their summer vacation this year than last, while 40 percent plan to spend the same amount this summer.

Excluding transportation and accommodations, the majority of travelers plan to spend the greatest amount of money on their summer vacations this year on restaurants (46 percent, down from 53 percent in 2007) followed by tours (10 percent, compared to 13 percent last year.)

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The Fuel Effect

51 percent of U.S. respondents said the high price of fuel is going to affect their travel plans this summer. Thirty-seven percent of US travelers 37 said they will take fewer car trips to save on fuel and 18 percent of U.S. respondents plan to take shorter distance car trips to save on fuel.

Still, 73 percent of U.S. respondents are planning to travel via car this summer. Seventy-one percent of US travelers said they are planning to fly this summer.

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Chilling Out

Sixty-one percent of travelers intend to visit a beach destination this summer. The three most popular beach destinations in the U.S. this summer, according to respondents, will be the Florida coast, Southern California, and the New Jersey shore.

The most popular summer vacation activity according to 66 percent of travelers is just relaxing. City sightseeing, shopping, and visiting a national park are the next three most popular activities while on summer vacation, according to respondents.

The three most popular vacation destination types travelers plan to visit this summer are beaches (61 percent) cities (49 percent) and lakes and mountains (31 percent).

You may not be spending much time there, but choosing the right spa resort for your travel destination is paramount to ensuring that your trip is a spavelous, not a washed out especially when your trip is of a beach-like nature. With Memorial weekend here to kick off the summer beach season, Spavelous “Now you are in the Know provides you with a list of sand-and-sea spa gem locations and the top USA beaches and spa resorts.

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