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New Survey Confirms 82 Percent of Americans Plan to Travel

April 25, 2003

New Survey Confirms 82 Percent of Americans Plan to Travel
The second wave of the war impact survey distributed by the Travel Industry Association of America (TIA) proves 82 percent of Americans plan to take at least one trip this spring or summer despite SARS and the recent war with Iraq.

According to TIA, the survey indicates that the economy continues to have a greater affect on the travel industry than the recent war with Iraq. Additionally, 45 percent of Americans who plan to travel this summer have not yet made plans. In an ongoing trend, the survey also confirmed Americans are more interested in traveling by automobile, RV or motorcoach, and are staying within the U.S., visiting small towns and rural areas and venturing on shorter vacations of three days or less.

In another positive finding from the TIA survey, only about seven percent of business and leisure travelers report that recent SARS outbreak is the reason they are traveling less.

The TIA survey was conducted April 10-15 via the Web with 1,200 online Americans. For more information, visit

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