Surprising 2009 Travel Intentions Revealed by Trek Escapes

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According to a recent survey of their customers, Trek Escapes announced that the travel sector may not be as adversely affected by the economic down turn as some expect. Respondents are clearly approaching travel plans for 2009 with caution but said they would travel internationally for pleasure in 2009 regardless of economic circumstances. To be sure, these results came as a pleasant surprise.

Another positive trend we saw was that over 65% of respondents indicated that they planned to travel internationally at least once in 2009

A recent survey of their clientele of all ages and demographics suggests that general pessimistic economic predictions may not be hampering travel plans to the extent that many industry experts have suggested. Trek Escapes, Canada's leader in adventure travel for over 35 years, conducted the survey in late October, 2008.

"Most encouraging was the fact that the results only indicated a very slight drop in intended travel plans compared to 2008 actual behaviour", indicated Dallyce Macas, the President of Trek Escapes. "Another positive trend we saw was that over 65% of respondents indicated that they planned to travel internationally at least once in 2009 "whatever" the economy brings."

Trek Escapes prides themselves on being customer-focused. When asked about the purpose of the survey, Macas responded, "We surveyed our clients to get an idea of what the future may bring but more importantly, we will use this information to provide our clients with the highest possible level of service with the tours and adventures they are seeking".

According to Macas the results of the survey were "encouraging" but she quickly added, "Survey results such as these are based on intentions and while we are very happy with the feedback we've been given, we also realize that it is very subjective. The key indicator we found was that a very high majority of those who do plan to travel in the future do intend on booking their trips through us. That tells us that we're providing an excellent level of service and we hope that this translates well regardless of economic circumstances beyond our control".

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