Americans Gear Up for Great Escapes This Autumn
TripAdvisor Survey Reveals 86 Percent of Travelers Planning Fall Getaways in 2010; 73 Percent Took Trips Last Fall
28 Percent Traveling for Labor Day; Fewer Driving than One Year Ago
NEWTON, Mass., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, today announced the results of its annual fall and Labor Day travel survey of more than 2,000 U.S. travelers. Eighty-six percent are planning leisure trips this coming fall, compared to 73 percent that said they took trips last fall. Seventy-eight percent say the economy is not having any effect on their fall travel plans, while 42 percent plan to take their biggest trip of 2010 this autumn.
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Fall Travel Findings and Finances
Favorite Fall Settings
Top 10 Most Browsed U.S. Hotspots
Below are the top 10 U.S. destinations that the millions of travelers on TripAdvisor.com™ have been browsing in the past month, suggesting these may be America's travel hotspots this fall.
Top Five Fall Activities
Labor Day Travel Trends
America's Top Labor Day Destinations
In a separate survey of more than 5,000 TripAdvisor members, below are the top 10 favorite U.S. Labor Day destinations:
"The vast majority of U.S. travelers plan to enjoy a fall getaway in the coming months, and checking out the season's beautiful foliage and visiting vineyards top the autumnal adventures this year," said Karen Drake, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor.
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features (including Flights search, TripAdvisor Mobile and TripAdvisor Trip Friends) with seamless links to booking tools.
TripAdvisor® Media Network, operated by TripAdvisor LLC, attracts more than 50 million monthly visitors* across 17 popular travel brands: www.tripadvisor.com, www.airfarewatchdog.com, www.bookingbuddy.com, www.cruisecritic.com, www.familyvacationcritic.com, www.flipkey.com, www.frequentflier.com, www.holidaylettings.co.uk, www.holidaywatchdog.com, www.independenttraveler.com, www.onetime.com, www.seatguru.com, www.smartertravel.com, www.travel-library.com, www.travelpod.com, www.virtualtourist.com and www.kuxun.cn. TripAdvisor-branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 35 million unique monthly visitors*, 20 million members, and over 35 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 21 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com (http://www.daodao.com). TripAdvisor also operates TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to TripAdvisor's millions of monthly visitors. The division includes Business Listings, which allows hoteliers to connect directly to millions of researching travelers, and Vacation Rentals, which helps property managers and individual home owners list their properties and showcase hotel alternatives.
TripAdvisor and the sites comprising the TripAdvisor Media Network are operating companies of Expedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPE).
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*Source: comScore Media Metrix, Worldwide, June 2010