Foreign travel up as dollar soars (Australia)

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  1. Chimpy
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    From The Age:
    AUSTRALIANS have the overseas travel bug - tempted, it seems, by the surging local dollar. According to Roy Morgan research to be released today, our overseas travel intentions are at a record high.

    About 12.9 million Australians intend to take a holiday in the year ahead, with about 10 per cent of those travellers planning to go abroad - up from 9 per cent in the January quarter of 2010 and the highest level of intention for overseas travel since the recurring holiday-tracking survey started in April 2000.

    ''Overseas holiday intention varies with the cost of an overseas holiday compared to a domestic one; and instantly with the very strong Australian dollar, it's very hard for domestic destinations to compete,'' Roy Morgan's Jane Ianniello said. ''The USA … has especially seen quite a large increase in [Australian] people intending to take a holiday.''

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    http://www.theage.com.au/travel/travel-news/foreign-travel-up-as-dollar-soars-20110404-1cylr.html

    I have had the overseas travel bug for a while now. :)
     
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    Are you coming to the US to visit us any time soon, Chimpy? We have lots of bananas here for you :p
     
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    Perhaps next year. :)
     
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    When you do visit the US... make sure we all know that you will be arriving.. that way we can properly plan for your stay! :)
     
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