2/20/2009

A survey of more than 5,500 people around the world found that nearly half picked Australia as the most coveted destination. The survey, commissioned by Visa and an industry group, also showed that the economic downturn had a majority of the people reconsidering their vacation plans. "While the global economic situation will impact tourism, it is unlikely to bring travel to a standstill. What our survey has shown is that travelers will be more creative in their selection of destinations," said Meranda Chan, a Visa country manager.

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