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TripAdvisor Releases Travel Trends for 2008

January 16, 2008

TripAdvisor Releases Travel Trends for 2008
Jan. 16, 2008 –TripAdvisor recently released findings from a survey of more than 2,500 travelers that offer an outlook into travel for 2008.

Here are highlights from the survey:

  • 26 percent of travelers intend to be more environmentally conscious in their travel this year.
  • 41 percent of Americans said the unfavorable exchange rates will either prevent them from going, or limit their travel to Europe in the coming year.
  • 34 percent of Americans are planning to engage in an educational activity on vacation this year, such as a cooking or art class, up from 28 percent, last year.
  • 48 percent of travelers are likely to visit a spa while on vacation in 2008 and 13 percent will go on a dedicated spa vacation this year.
  • 80 percent of travelers are concerned about germs, bacteria and viruses while traveling.
  • 78 percent of travelers believe that cell phones should not be allowed on flights.
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