Survey: More planning to travel for leisure in 2018

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An American Airlines Boeing 737 prepares to land at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on March 5, 2016. (Photo by Todd DeFeo/The DeFeo Groupe)

One in three (33 percent) travelers surveyed said they plan to travel more for leisure in 2018 compared to 2017, while 27 percent plan on traveling more for business this year.

A year ago, 15 percent said they planned to travel more for business, while 21 percent planned to travel more for leisure in 2017 compared with 2016, according to a survey conducted by The GO Group, which provides ground transportation at more than 90 airports worldwide.

“Based on the statistics, the potential increase in business and leisure travel should have a huge impact on airlines, hotels and related industries,” John McCarthy, president of The GO Group, said in a news release.  “The travel and tourism industry creates jobs and generates global prosperity so this is really positive news.”

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