Europeans plan to spend their vacations in their own countries


A census shows that Europeans anticipate investing more money in travel this year; however the affects of the financial crisis are still being taken into consideration during their planning.


The IPSOS poll released Tuesday was carried out among 3,500 Europeans. It demonstrates that 64 percent anticipate taking at least one vacation trip this season.


That’s the same figure as the poll last year, but still below the pre-financial meltdown figure of 67 percent in 2008. The census says the average holiday budget has risen by $21, to $2,560.


On the upside for cash-strapped destinations like Greece or Spain, 80 percent of Europeans plan to vacation in their own continent. However, nearly half of all vacationers plan to do the same in their own country.


Source: Associated Press

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