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Travelers Unfazed by Recent Hurricane Activity

TripAdvisor Survey Reveals Past Week's Hurricanes Not Impacting Fall Travel Plans

PRNewswire
NEEDHAM, Mass.
(NASDAQ:EXPE)

NEEDHAM, Mass., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel community, today announced the results of a survey of more than 1,200 travelers conducted from August 15 to August 20, revealing that 95 percent of respondents said the hurricanes of the past week are not weighing on their fall travel plans.

Thirty-three percent of travelers surveyed would cancel their travel plans, only if a hurricane hitting their destination was imminent. Eighteen percent said they would cancel their travel plans if there was a possibility of a hurricane hitting their travel destination. Sixteen percent of travelers said they would ride out the storm.

Fourteen percent of travelers are considering a trip to the Caribbean this fall.

"Travelers' mindsets regarding hurricanes hasn't changed despite the intense storm activity in the past week," said Michele Perry, director of communications for TripAdvisor. "While they appear to be keeping close watch of the news, the threat isn't keeping travelers away."

 

CONTACT: Consumer- Brooke Ferencsik, +1-781-444-1113, x275,
brooke@tripadvisor.com or Trade/Business- Brian Payea, +1-781-444-1113, x388,
bpayea@tripadvisor.com

Web site: http://www.tripadvisor.com/