"Travel marketers take note: Americans are tired of worrying about the recession and are ready for a vacation, according to Mintel.
Mintel’s annual comparative audit report, American Lifestyles 2014, suggests that renewed consumer spending is in line with pre-recession trends and consumer optimism is higher than it has been in years.
Over the course of one year, the share who say they spend extra money on vacations nearly doubled. This is the greatest gain for any one area of consumer spending and is a sign of improved finances -- or at least optimism since, when money is tight vacations are often one of the first discretionary areas to be cut from the budget."
Via Tourism Australia