New York, NY, November 16, 2011 –(PR.com)– AutoSlash.com surveyed more than 1,000 U.S. travelers about their upcoming holiday travel plans and uncovered the celebrities travelers most want to run into, the technologies they can’t travel without and their overall sentiments on traveling around this upcoming holiday season.
When asked about the celebrity they would most like to run into in a chance encounter during their holiday travels, the majority of those surveyed answered President Obama, beating out Oprah, the next most popular choice 2-1. In order of desirability, the list of celebrities US travelers want to run in to, include: Brad Pitt, Bill Clinton, George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Matt Damon and Anderson Cooper.
When it comes to technology, a resounding 64% of US holiday travelers say the one gadget they could not live without while traveling is their cellphone/smartphone. Laptops and MP3 players place at a distant second and third place for travelers, capturing just 13% and 10% of responses (respectively). Perhaps surprisingly, only 4% of respondents say they need their eReader (such as Amazon’s Kindle or Barnes Noble’s Nook), Tablet, (such as the iPad), or GPS.
Financial reasons are a significant factor when determining whether to travel this holiday season. Of the 36% of respondents who reported they are planning to stay home for the holidays, 41% say it’s to save money. Another 10% of respondents say they are staying home this year because traveling is just too hectic around the holidays.
While financial factors are a concern for Americans, still, a majority (64%) of travelers are heading out of town for the holidays this year. For those who are traveling, 53% plan on flying, while 47% will drive to their destination. Of those who are flying,
Article source: Manila Bulletin Newspaper Online