Destination most stressful part of travel for Pinoys, says website

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The international survey of over 20,000 respondents from 12 countries around the world in Europe, Asia, and beyond was conducted to find the most stressful travel factors when planning a trip. As a worldwide average, the most stressful element of a trip was deciding where to go, which took 30 percent of the vote, followed by the airport experience (25 percent), and the search for cheap flights with 24 percent. More specifically, consensus showed that travellers from Brazil, India, and the UK voted airports, with their queues and security checks, as the number one stress factor. Meanwhile, Indonesians selected choosing a destination and finding cheap flights as its main source of stress when travelling, sharing the same sentiments as with the travellers from the Philippines. In the Philippines, about 64 percent of respondents said they were stressed out in deciding where to go. This is perhaps not surprising, considering that there are more than 7,100 islands in the country alone to explore, plus other key tourist destinations in neighbouring countries and the rest of the world. This choice of destinations available was also evident in the top 20 destinations that Filipinos have so far searched for in 2012, which included locations within the Philippines; followed by Singapore, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and Thailand. Other target destinations included the United States of America, and neighbour countries Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, and South Korea. Finding cheap flights fell second as a stress factor for the Filipino traveller, with around 21 percent selecting scampering for affordable flights. While the last couple of years saw how airfares in the country have gone considerably low with promos, scoring a true-blue cheap flight without hidden charges could still be tiring, and therefore stressful. Meanwhile, securing visas, passports and other vital travel documents came third most stressful for Filipinos, garnering 6 percent of the survey pie. Janet Ranola, market development manager for Skyscanner in the Philippines, said that the results of the survey for the Philippines only shows the need for a quick and easy travel tool that would ease them of these stress elements. ?With most of the countries surveyed highlighting the search for cheap flights as one of main source of stress for many travellers, the need for the best value-for-money deals becomes essential,? she said. ]]>

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