From the Wires
With Results in for the U.S. Presidential Election, Hotwire Reveals That the Majority of Americans Would Also Prefer to Vacation with Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney
While Most Folks Can't Vacation with the POTUS, They can Visit Some Favorite Locales of the First Family at a Fraction of the Cost
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 8, 2012 01:22 PM
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the election now behind us and Barack Obama being elected to serve a second term as the President of the United States, Americans have also weighed in on presidential travel partner preferences, and the results were in line with the election. According to the second annual Hotwire® American Travel Behavior Survey, conducted by Harris Interactive among over 2,000 U.S. adults ages 18 and older, if they had to choose, the majority of Americans (60 percent) would rather spend their vacation time with President Barack Obama over defeated presidential candidate Mitt Romney (40 percent). In addition, the survey further found that Americans would like to spend Thanksgiving with the POTUS over any other holiday.
"This was a close election, and now that the ballots are in, it's clear that Americans also have very distinct ideas about who would make a better travel friend," said Clem Bason, president of the Hotwire Group. "However, regardless of companion preferences between candidates, at Hotwire one thing is certain: travelers don't have to pay presidential prices to visit favorite First Family destinations like Martha's Vineyard, Santa Barbara and Hawaii."
The survey also found that, of the 60 percent of U.S. adults who would prefer to vacation with President Barack Obama:
Conversely, of the 40 percent of U.S. adults who would prefer to travel with presidential candidate Mitt Romney:
To celebrate election fever, Hotwire has compiled a list of five popular holiday destinations for presidents past and present where Americans can experience deep savings this holiday season. These destinations include:
Hotel sample rates are based on Hotwire searches made on 11/05/12 for travel dates of 11/21/12 – 11/25/12. All hotel sample rates are Hotwire Hot Rates.
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