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Over Half of New Jersey Plans to “Staycation”

Over Half of New Jersey Plans to “Staycation”

If you’re rethinking summer plans abroad for 2020, you’re not alone! A new study finds that 2 in 3 New Jerseyans plan to vacation locally due to coronavirus.

MyBioSource.com, a bio-technology company, surveyed 7,500 adults across the US to see how the pandemic is impacting summer plans. In New Jersey, 68% of respondents planned to holiday in the Garden State and expressed wariness of traveling.

New Jersey’s caution is above the national average, which stands at roughly 55%. In addition to a desire to remain close-to-home, respondents specifically called out the dangers of air travel as a reason to “staycation” this summer.

Across the country, roughly 18% of respondents think the pandemic will boost their local tourism scene. 28% say they’d also be willing to fork over more money for accommodations with lower occupancy, citing social distancing.

Utah is the most content with staycationing this summer, with 85% planning local relaxation. However, Mississippi is eager to get away from home, with only 25% saying they’d plan trips in-state. 71% of total respondents say they’re considering simply not vacationing this year, though mainly in the interest of saving money.

If you’re rethinking summer vacation, you could do much worse than stay in the Garden State! Vacationing in one’s area removes the stress of airlines, is generally cheaper, and can boost your local economy.

To see the full results of the survey state-by-state, be sure to check out their interactive graphic.

For everything Garden State, keep up with HipNewJersey.com!

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Bridget McAllister

Born and raised in Scotch Plains, Bridget McAllister studied Television, Radio & Film at Syracuse University before returning to New Jersey in 2019. With a passion for multimedia production and a background in nonfiction and journalism, she loves learning more about all that goes on in her home state. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, painting, and writing for pleasure.

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