A global survey that polled people's travel plans shows that households in Africa are leading the charge in the percentage of people who plan to spend more on travel in 2014.
According to TripAdvisor's annual TripBarometer, globally 61% of the 19,000 travelers polled said they plan to spend the same amount or less next year on travel plans.
But when asked if they plan to increase their travel budgets in 2014, 59% of respondents in Africa answered in the affirmative compared to just 35% of Americans.
After Africa, a little less than half (48%) of respondents in South America said they also plan to spend more on travel next year, followed by people in Central America (47%), the Middle East (46%) and Asia (42%) -- all emerging markets.
According to the report, the majority of travellers around the world (85%) are likewise taking more staycations. This trend is particularly pervasive among US travellers where the figure spikes to 91%.
The most common way to finance their travel plans is to scale back on the number of big nights spent out, followed by eating out, shopping, and cigarettes.