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A Year In Review: How The U.S. Traveled in 2021, Revealed By HomeToGo

HomeToGo, the marketplace with the world's largest selection of vacation rentals, has released its 2021 Year In Review retrospective.

Looking at the search patterns, amenity preferences and types of homes being booked by guests from 50 states across the country, HomeToGo’s Year in Review draws on a depth of internal data. From the jet-setters to the staycationers, the sauna obsessed to the dog devotees, the villa vacationers to the boat-trippers - HomeToGo reveals how travelers thought about, planned for and took vacations throughout 2021.

Travel Demand Behavior

Travel Planners vs. Procrastinators

Planners: Travelers from Maine leave the longest lead-time when planning vacations, with an average of 113 days (~16 weeks) between search and departure dates

Procrastinators: Travelers from Texas are the most likely to book last-minute, with an average of just 63 days (9 weeks) between search and departure dates

Flex Appeal vs. Determined Dates

Free and Flexible: Travelers from Montana are the most flexible when it comes to vacation planning, with 47% of all searches using HomeToGo’s flexible dates filter, followed by travelers from Hawaii (46%), Wyoming (44%), and California (44%).

Date Determined: Travelers from Indiana are the least flexible, with only 36% of searches making use of the flexible dates filter.

Must-Have Amenities

Pool Loungers

While HomeToGo’s “Pool” amenity was the most frequently used filter in 2021 overall, search data reveals that travelers from Ohio were the most eager to take a dip and relax poolside this year.

Wedded to WiFi

Whether it was for the rising trend of “workations”, Netflix binging or sharing vacation snaps on social media, HomeToGo’s “Internet” amenity was most often selected by travelers from Delaware in 2021.

Dog Devotees

Travelers from Oregon were the most prone to vacationing alongside their canine companions, with searches from these states making the most frequent use of HomeToGo’s “Pets Allowed” filter

Grill Masters

Especially relevant for the summer long weekend traveler, usage of HomeToGo's “With Barbecue” filter was especially popular this past year among those living in South Dakota.


Seeing the highest percentage of searches filtering for HomeToGo’s “Garage” amenity, travelers from Pennsylvania were revving their engines to visit drive-to destinations in 2021.  

States of Relaxation

Travelers from Colorado knew how to kick back and unwind in style during vacations in 2021, making the most frequent use of HomeToGo’s “Hot Tub” amenity. Meanwhile, travelers from Minnesota preferred to turn up the heat to chill out, with the highest percentage of searches from these states filtering for the “Sauna” amenity.

All About Accommodation

Ranch Hands

Opting for a simpler kind of retreat, “Farm Stays” were most searched for amongst travelers from Kansas in 2021 - followed by vacationers Washington and Missouri.

Boujee and Beautiful

Looking for stylish serenity and sunny escapes, searches filtering for “Villas” were most often seen amongst travelers from Nevada, California, and Arizona.

Outdoorsy Crowd

The group of travelers with the highest usage of “Camping/Glamping” filter on HomeToGo include, South Dakota, Rhode Island, and Wyoming

Making Waves

Travelers from Oregon, South Dakota, and Washington took to the water in 2021, with these markets seeing the highest percentage of searches using the “Boat” accommodation type filter.


Insights are based on all searches between 01.01.-08.12.2021 via HomeToGo domains from users with GeoIPs from the respective mentioned states.

About HomeToGo

HomeToGo is the marketplace with the world's largest selection of vacation rentals, listing millions of offers from thousands of trusted partners, including Booking.com, Vrbo and TripAdvisor. From vacation homes, cabins, beach houses, apartments, condos, house boats, castles, farm stays and everything in between, HomeToGo combines price, destination, dates and amenities to find the perfect accommodation for any trip worldwide.

Founded in 2014, HomeToGo manages 23 local apps & websites across Europe, North America, South America, Australia and Asia-Pacific. HomeToGo also operates brands such as Tripping.com and Wimdu. To learn more, visit www.hometogo.com or download the HomeToGo app.