Less is more according to Suitcase.com 2013 Travel Survey (PRWEB) July 25, 2013
Suitcase.com released the results of its annual travel survey and the outcome clearly shows that travelers continue to search for ways to lower baggage charges.
According to the survey, 72% of the responders stated that baggage fees were an important factor when they selected an airline. Travelers are packing lighter as well. When planning for a weeklong vacation, 52% mentioned that they would only pack one bag ranging from 15-25lbs.
Luggage consumers are undoubtedly looking towards convenience and portability over style. The survey showed that 68% of consumers choose Lightweight luggage wheeled luggage over a particular recognizable brand or luggage that comes with additional conveniences such as easy to identify colors, hard case or luggage with warranties.
Two wheeled luggage is still the preferred carry on however 40% of responders preferred four wheeled spinner luggage. This was a significant increase over the 2012 survey.
One of the most intriguing items the survey uncovered was the use of TSA approved locks where 53% of responders utilize this. Surprisingly, 41% use no locks at all.
John Ebb, CEO of Suitcase.com adds, “We have been outfitting travelers since 1951 and the change in travel is exciting every year. In the coming year we shall see more exciting and imaginative ways to travel. These are still on the drawing board, but we have spoken to the designers and are giving us glimpses of new materials and innovative ideas to address customer needs.”
About the Survey
The 2013 travel survey was a polling conducted in May 2013 on a variety of topics. Many of the respondents were frequent travelers and loyal customers of Suitcase.com.
Brett’s Luggage and Gifts, headquartered in Sudbury, MA, has offered high quality luggage and travel accessories via the Web since 1996. Their annual survey has run since 2010.
Iain Shankland & Gail Shankland started blogging in order to inspire and motivate people to travel the world from their perspective – specializing in having the most fun while using the least amount of money, travelling on the cheap without sacrificing comfort.
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