Just in time for 2016 vacation planning, Monograms – an international travel company and part of the Globus family of brands – unveiled results from a new “Traveling Better” study spotlighting travelers’ views about the good ways (and not-so-good ways) to travel the world. This nine-question survey of 1,168 world travelers examines what they value most when vacationing in a foreign destination.
Traveling internationally on vacation, according to survey respondents, is considered more stressful (by 63% of travelers) than domestic getaways.
According to this study, there are four major stresses that take away from vacation fun:
- Thirty-eight percent (38%) of travelers considered the single-largest stressor to be transportation hassles (from finding transportation at the airport to getting around a destination).
- Thirty percent (30%) cited inferior hotels/bad hotel locations as a deterrent for fun while on vacation.
- Other stressors cited were language barriers (21%) and getting lost (11%).
Conversely, traveling – according to survey respondents – can be greatly enhanced by the following experiences (in order of importance):
- Centrally located hotels (41%)
- Easy, pre-planned transportation (27%)
- The assistance of a local expert (17%)
- Front-of-line access to must-see sites (16%)
Further, a vast majority of travelers (85%) are willing to pay for more fun and less stress on vacation. In fact, fifty-two percent (52%) said they would be willing to invest more than $500 to encounter fewer hassles and frustrations while traveling the world.
“Traveling the world can be an amazing – and even better – an exciting and memorable experience! It should be,” said Steve Born, vice president of marketing for the Globus family of brands. “You just have to know how to do it right.”
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