People are still taking vacations despite the poor state of the economy, according to a recent survey released by Travel Leaders.
The travel agent network’s nationwide survey found that nearly 84 percent of travelers have already taken at least one leisure trip this year, while 88 percent said they have one planned before the end of the year.
“In this country, vacations are considered a right and the results of this survey help bolster that notion,” Roger Block, president of Travel Leaders Franchise Group, said in a release. “Given the economy, we are tremendously encouraged by these findings.”
Other survey findings included that 88.6 percent of participants are already planning leisure trips for next year.
Travel Leaders, formerly Carlson Wagonlit Travel Associates, TraveLeaders and Tzell Travel Group, conducted the survey of 625 consumers in August.
Source: Orlando Business Journal