Hyatt reveals the top travel trends for the holiday season

The top holiday season travel trends.
3 people making snow angels

The Daily Navigator strives to help you make the best decisions in travel. While we produce content according with strict editorial integrity this post may contain references to partner products. Here’s a full explanation for how our team makes money .

The holiday season is upon us and according to Hyatt’s recent global survey, people are in the holiday and travel spirit. Here’s what Hyatt found is trending for the holiday season:

  • 56% of those surveyed said that it doesn’t feel like the festive season without snow and 35% of people would travel to another country to see snow.

  • Even though that’s the case, the top three popular wintertime activities include visiting a holiday market, attending a New Year’s party, and going to the beach to escape the winter weather.

  • People are choosing hotels and resorts over home rentals for the holiday season. Nearly two-thirds of people prefer hotels and resorts for their on-site amenities and convenience. 

  • Give the gift of an experience. 61% of people surveyed said they would rather receive a travel-related gift or experience than a traditional gift. 

  • Global getaways and crossing off bucket list destinations are all the rage during the holiday season. For a dream winter getaway, 31% of Americans rated Canada as their top destination, while Greece and Ireland garnered 27% each. Other top destinations include Japan and Italy.

Navigate the News Better

Take a five-minute trip through the news that matters most to travelers with our daily newsletter.

Related Stories

Built with ❤️ by travelers, for travelers.

© 2024 Dollar Flight Club Inc. All Rights Reserved

Stay in the know with
The Navigator Newsletter

A five-minute trip through the news that matters most to travelers. Past Edition

A five-minute trip through the news that matters most to travelers. Past Edition

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. The relationship may impact how an offer is being presented. Our site doesn’t include all the offers available. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

The Daily Navigator Featured Card Popup 3
new card art for chase sapphire preferred

75,000 bonus points

Worth up to $1,500 in travel!

Partner offer. Terms apply.

DFC Partner Perks App Link Image
Special Discounts for Our Members

Save Big with Perks

Get $5,000+ in immediate travel savings with Perks. Unlock next level travel benefits, for life. Get discounts from the world’s best travel brands you won’t find anywhere else. No credit required.

DFC Concierge App Link Image
Special Discount for Our Members

93% off lifetime access

Save $1,200 and 10 hours of your time on every vacation. With Lifetime access to DFC Concierge, get fully customized trip itineraries to make every vacation unforgettable.

Dollar Flight Club App Link Image
Special Discount for Our Members


You can save up to $500 on your next adventure without lifting a finger get email alerts when we find flights up to 90% off leaving your home airport. Just let us know your departure airport and we’ll do the rest.

The Navigator Commitment

The Daily Navigator is the cornerstone of the DFC Media family. Through each of our brands, we’re dedicated to helping our readers travel, spend, and live smarter.

With products dedicated to affordable travel, daily news, hospitality, and personal finance, we deliver the day’s essential content with none of the filler — all in a way that’s fast, easy, and fun to read. Every morning, over 2 Million travelers trust DFC to deliver the latest news and information so that they can make informed decisions faster. We hope you’ll join them.

We’re happy to have you here!