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Swine flu fails to dampen people’s travel plans

Swine flu is failing to dampen people’s travel plans according to an NRMA Travel consumer sentiment survey.

The survey of 1,300 NRMA Members has revealed that just one in 10 respondents indicated swine flu discouraged them from travelling, with many still making travel plans.

The global economic downturn seems to be having more of an effect on their travel plans, with 27 percent stating current economic conditions made them less likely to travel.

The quarterly survey also revealed that not only do 77 percent of respondents believe the next 12 months will be a good time to travel, but 38 percent are considering an overseas destination – an increase of almost 10 percentage points from last quarter’s survey.

NRMA Motoring & Services Group CEO Tony Stuart said this is good news for the tourism industry.

“It appears people are taking advantage of the unprecedented deals on offer for airfares and holiday packages,” he said.

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