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Fall travel trend survey reveals growth in the industry

September 2, 2011

Since 2002, Travel Leaders, a North American travel company, has conducted its Fall Travel Trends Survey to determine the current state of the travel industry in the U.S. They found that more than half of surveyed travel agents reported more bookings for fall travel this year than last, and roughly 24 percent reported no change. This is a major jump from 2009, when nearly 75 percent of travel agents reported less bookings than the previous year, and only 11 percent saw improvements in their numbers.

"For the ninth year in a row, we have sought actual booking data and insider expertise from our Travel Leaders agents nationwide in order to gauge trends for end-of-the-year travel," stated Roger E. Block, President of Travel Leaders Franchise Group. "We are encouraged that Americans – whether for business or leisure – are continuing to travel, and more frequently than a year ago despite the uncertainty we've seen recently in our country's economic indicators."

The survey also revealed that Las Vegas and Caribbean cruises were the top domestic and international destinations for both business and leisure trips. Wherever work or vacations may take you, you can use phone cards to stay in touch with loved ones while you are away.

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