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SEATTLE, WA, November 15, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- 'Tis the season for family gatherings and merry celebrations. With just one week until Thanksgiving, many Americans plan to travel between now and the end of the year. While holiday season travel can be especially stressful, a new survey of 150 travel industry professionals reveals how the experts organize seasonal escapes and advice for beating the holiday season rush. A festive infographic illustrates the results.
"The holiday season is traditionally one of the busiest and most expensive times of the year to travel," stated Martin Froggatt, Managing Director of the TUI Travel North American Specialist Division. "However, our survey shows that by planning ahead and packing plenty of patience, travel doesn't have to be a stressful experience. Additionally, it's worth noting that while many of us feel we need a vacation after the holidays, very few actually take one."
Key highlights from the survey include:
- 42% of industry professionals travel during the holiday season and 82% of that group will take a flight.
- Most travel experts make holiday travel plans 1-3 months in advance and budget between $500 and $3000.
- 87% of industry professionals usually need a vacation after the holiday season, while only 12% always take one.
- Best advice for holiday season travel: Have patience and make reservations as far in advance as possible.
To download a copy of the infographic, please visit: http://i.imgur.com/N56qa.jpg
About TUI Travel North American Specialist:
TUI Travel North American Specialist is a group of tour operators with a focus on adventure, experiential, and niche travel. From luxury getaways to rustic adventures, this dynamic group of companies offers journeys to 140 countries and all seven continents! Our brands include Caradonna Dive Adventures, Europe Express, go-today, International Expeditions, Quark Expeditions, TCS & Starquest Expeditions, Travcoa, YMT Vacations, and Zegrahm Expeditions.
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