iCruise.com Releases 2018 New Year Travel Survey
98% of Respondents Want to Take a Vacation in 2018; 80% of Those Want Trip to be a Cruise; More than 57% Prefer the Caribbean or Europe as Cruise Destinations
Other interesting results from the iCruise.com New Year 2018 Travel Survey, conducted by SurveyMonkey®:
· Travel is important! The vast majority of individuals want to spend the same or more time on vacation in 2018, compared to 2017.
o 51% said they want to spend about the same amount of time on their vacation in 2018 as they spent in 2017.
o Nearly 35% want to spend more time on vacation in 2018.
· Over half of the respondents said the destination is the most important factor when planning a vacation (above price, reputation, accommodations, and entertainment)
o Caribbean (31%)
o Europe (26%)
"These numbers show that both the Caribbean and Europe continue to be top destinations for our experienced cruisers," said Uf Tukel, Co-President of iCruise.com, which prides itself on being a destination expert. "There is a growing demand for Caribbean cruises because the islands are open for business, the hotel options are still limited, but the value is very high. A cruise is a great way to experience and support the islands, with the value and comforts of sleeping on the ship."
Tukel continued: "Europe is also an attractive destination for year-round travel and those cruisers that are seeking unique options, such as river cruises, which offer itineraries 10 months of the year, as well as smaller, luxury ships."
Additional survey results from the iCruise.com New Year 2018 Travel Survey, include:
· 88% want to travel for at least 1 week, if not more.
· 45% want to travel with their spouses only; only 6% want to travel with kids.
A full recap of the survey is available here (https://www.dropbox.com/
About iCruise.com / WMPH Vacations
iCruise.com / WMPH (We Make People Happy) Vacations is an award-winning travel agency specializing in cruises and resort vacations. Based in Delray Beach, Florida, WMPH Vacations has delivered the best value on cruises and vacation packages to more than 600,000 clients since opening in 2004. The company is a top producer for all major cruise lines, including Carnival, Celebrity, Cunard, Disney, Holland America, MSC Cruises, Princess, Regent Seven Seas, and Royal Caribbean. WMPH Vacations also operates under a number of owned and partner brands including iCruise.com, CruiseCheap.com, and more. Today, WMPH Vacations is a member of the Cruise Lines International (CLIA) and the Cruise Industry Hall of Fame.
Learn more at https://www.wmphvacations.com/
Melissa Perlman, BlueIvy Communications