|[December 19, 2012]
LowFares.com 2012 Travel Survey Reveals 40% Increase in Holiday Travel Plans Despite Concerns over the 'Fiscal Cliff' and Personal Financial Situations
LOS ANGELES --(Business Wire)--
LowFares.comTM, the travel comparison search site for great
deals on flights, hotels, rental cars, cruises and vacation packages,
released results today from an online survey of its U.S.-based email
subscribers. The results revealed that 66% of those surveyed plan to
travel during the 2012 year-end holiday season as compared to only 47%
who did so in 2011. This represents a significant 40% year-over-year
increase in holiday travel.
The survey results also revealed the following details about key factors
influencing 2012 year-end holiday travel plans:
For the second year in a row, the survey found that 36% of respondents
are not making holiday travel plans due to their personal financial
Some 16% of respondents were concerned about the "Fiscal Cliff,"
causing them not to travel in 2012.
23% of those surveyed have not yet decided if they will travel during
37% of the survey respondents, who were planning year-end holiday
travel to New York, New Jersey, or New England prior to Super Storm
Sandy, have cancelled their year-end holiday plans because of the
"Our year-end holiday travel survey shows signs that the travel industry
is continuing to recover and has remained strong from initial
improvements seen this past summer," said Raj Beri (News - Alert), General Manager of
LowFares. "However, the survey also indicates that personal financial
situations continue to keep a significant number of people from making
holiday travel plans far in advance. As a result, we expect that
consumers will look for "nearcations" and search online for last minute
Quick Tips for Stress-Free Travel
With the significant increase in holiday travelers, the travel
professionals at LowFares.com have compiled some tips for stress-free
Send holiday gift packages ahead to your destination. Whether in
checked or in carryon baggage, gift wrapped packages are usually
opened and checked. If you must take gifts with you, pack them
unwrapped and pack a few gifts bags to use at your destination.
Consider giving gift cards because they are easy to pack, do not
require checking, and are always enjoyed by recipients.
If you are flying to your holiday destination early, check out nearby
shopping centers on your mobile device and do your shopping once you
have arrived at your destination.
Keep the mobile phone charger with you. Communicating during travel is
essential and recharging is now easy at most airports.
Make a list of what you need to take on your trip. While this seems
mundane, it's a great help at a time when travelers are juggling so
If you're staying with family, ask if you can borrow the hair dryer or
other staples instead of packing them. This way, you can travel
When flying, follow the TSA rules so that the security check can go
smoothly. Lots of good tips on their website; http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-information/helpful-hints-holiday-travelers
Keep smiling. Everyone is stressed, especially when flights are
delayed or cancelled. Stand out from the crowd by being polite. It may
even diffuse some of the stress for those around you.
About Oversee.net's Travel Vertical
Oversee's Travel Vertical consists of consumer price comparison and
destination information websites that include LowFares.com,
With more than 4.2 million unique visitors per month, these properties
allow consumers to make informed travel purchase decisions while at the
same time funneling high quality, pre-qualified consumer leads to brand
name advertising partners.
Oversee.net® is a leader in online performance marketing. Using
proprietary technology, it helps advertisers acquire valuable,
pre-qualified leads. Its DomainSponsor® business unit pioneered the
monetization of direct navigation traffic in 2002 and now operates one
of the largest PPC and CPV traffic networks in the world with over 250
million unique visitors per month. Oversee's owned and operated lead
generation websites in the travel, retail and consumer finance verticals
produce over 14 million high-converting leads per month for advertisers
by providing users with the information they need to make smart purchase
decisions. Oversee also owns DOMAINfest®, a conference series for domain
investors and online marketing professionals. Headquartered in Los
Angeles, Oversee has offices in New York City and Frankfurt, Germany.
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