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TripAdvisor Survey Reveals Top Vacation Hotspots for 2009

By: Carl Hose - Published: Feb 12, 2009 • References: hotel-online
A TripAdvisory survey for 2009 suggests some rather surprising findings regarding where people plan to vacation in 2009.

Topping the list of hotspots this year: Budoni in Sardinia, Italy in Europe and St. George, Utah in the United States.

73% of those surveyed said they planned to visit a national park this year, while 11% say they plan to engage in some form of extreme sport.

With the focus on ecology, it isn’t surprising that 34% of those surveyed said they plan to stay in green-friendly hotels and resorts.

Another not-so-surprising factor involved in making vacation plans this year is the cost of fuel. 61% of those surveyed said fuel plays a strong role in their vacation decisions; 18% said they will make more car trips because of lower fuel costs.