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feb 22 2011

95% of Americans plan to travel more in 2011

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Last week, Travelocity released its 2011 Traveler Confidence Report, a survey in which 1,400 Americans were asked about their vacation plans for the coming year. And the results are surprisingly positive! It turns out that, in spite of all the negative travel-related news we hear every day—from riots in Egypt to rising baggage fees to invasive TSA checks—Americans are still excited about getting out there and exploring the world. It seems 2011 will be a good year for travelers and the travel industry alike.

Here are the numbers:

95% of those surveyed plan to travel as much or more in 2011 than they did in 2010

89% plan to spend as much or more on travel in 2011

77% plan to spend as much or more on hotels in 2011

75% plan to spend as much or more on flights in 2011

What about you? Will 2011 be a bigger travel year for you than 2010?

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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

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