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Obama election gives USA travel an immediate 10% increase in visitor interest

26/01/2009 09:52

On the day of his inauguration into office, US President, Barack Obama is changing attitudes to the US in more ways than one, according to a 10,000-strong poll by over-50s holiday company Saga.

Recent research conducted by Saga Holidays shows that over the last 8 years, its own passengers have been abandoning the USA with custom down 71%. Since the election of Barack Obama in November, the Populus poll, conducted in December indicates a much greater interest in travelling to the US with 98% saying that they are just as likely or more likely to visit the country citing his election as the reason. Over one in ten stated his election has made travel to the US much more likely with London showing the greatest enthusiasm.


Source: TravelDailyNews



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