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Survey finds Internet a travel tool

A recent survey has show more than two-thirds of all travellers use the Internet to help them decide where to go for a holiday.
29 June 2009
The Travel Smart Survey, commissioned by the credit card firm Visa, also found women are more likely to be their own travel agent then men.

"Travellers in Asia Pacific are becoming increasingly resourceful and are seeking information about their destinations before they arrive. In fact, we've found they spend an average of 14 weeks to plan their trip," Brian McGrory, Regional Head, Debit Products, Visa, said in a statement.

"Travellers are also making their own travel arrangements, from booking airlines tickets to accommodation, using payment cards as their primary method of payment."

According to the survey, 43 percent of respondents went online for travel tips and nearly a quarter asked travel agents or family and friends.

Nearly half of all web surfing travellers were women, or aged between 18 and 29, the survey showed.

Respondents from Australia, New Zealand and Japan were found to be the most likely to use online information, and most travellers also said they used the Internet to book accommodation and airline tickets.

The majority, over 75 percent, preferred to use credit or debit cards to pay for the holiday and at their destination.

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