Despite the economic downturn, 35% of travelers planned to spend more money this year as compared to 2008 on their Thanksgiving travel. Those who planned to spend less in 2009 accounted for 13% of all travelers while the remaining 41% planned to spend as much in 2009 as they did in 2008.
Dave Pierzchala, Vice President of Ipsos' travel team explains, "Thanksgiving travel is as much of a tradition as turkey with all the trimmings and these results show that the need to be with friends and family does not disappear even in strained financial times."
Thrifty Thanksgiving travelers say that this year they
Dave Pierzchala, Vice President of Ipsos' travel team explains, "In the current economic times Americans are finding ways to continue to connect with loved ones and in some cases the pull-out couch or long car ride is the necessary sacrifice."
Among Americans who had no travel plans this Thanksgiving, a primary reason is that:
An Ipsos online study conducted from November 23, 2009 to November 26, 2009 with 1,114 U.S. adults (18+). The results are considered accurate within 2.94 percentage points, 19 times out of 20
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