Tax Refunds spent on travel by many says new poll

Tax refunds spent on travelAs Americans get tax refund checks in the mail averaging $3070, 57 percent are spending it on travel. Top destinations for American travelers are Australia, followed by Italy, Ireland, New Zealand and cruising in the Mediterranean.

“It is clear that when Americans dream about travel, they dream big. Australia continues to be the ultimate dream international destination,” Roger E. Block, the president of Travel Leaders Franchise Group told Reuters

Nearly 1,000 people were questioned in a national poll conducted by Travel Leaders Franchise Group, 87 percent of people questioned in the poll said they have or will take at least one leisure trip this year and 62 percent have already gone on vacation. The top U.S. states to travel to were Florida, California and New York.
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Nearly 90 percent of people questioned in the poll said they have or will take at least one leisure trip this year and 62 percent have already taken a holiday. The top U.S. states to travel to were Florida, California and New York.

Three quarters said they planned to take a trip within the United States and 41 percent had intentions to go abroad, including Canada, Mexico and/or the Caribbean.

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