SniqueAway and TripAdvisor Study Finds Consumer Deal Mentality Fuels Travel Purchases 60 Percent Admit to Vacationing just Because they Found a Good Deal
BOSTON, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study* from SniqueAway™, a TripAdvisor® Media Group Company, reveals the consumer mindset of "deal or bust" endures. In a survey of 924 US TripAdvisor travelers, 60 percent confess to taking a vacation simply because they found a great deal. Savvy travelers are not afraid to shop around, with 69 percent of those polled subscribing to deals newsletters. Of those who subscribe, 81 percent receive between one and five deals newsletters, and 19 percent receive more than six newsletters. Roughly half of all surveyed are members of a private sale site. With 46 percent of deals newsletter subscribers willing to sign up for more and 48 percent of private sale members willing join another private sale site, consumers can't seem to get enough.
Thirty-two percent of travelers surveyed indicated they won't stop hunting until they get a better deal, which shows the desire for a bargain trumps loyalty to one brand and can overcome even a flooded email inbox. Private sale sites bring new emotional glee going beyond typical industry deals. Of those who are already members, 70 percent report feeling "excited" or "elated" after a private sale purchase.
"Travelers want to feel the ocean breeze, the mountain air, or the 600-thread-count linens, and feel like they've made out like a bandit because they found such a great deal," said David Krauter, general manager of SniqueAway.
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*Survey of 924 TripAdvisor travelers conducted in October 2010
SniqueAway is a free, members-only private sale site, providing exclusive access to deals on top hotels at deep discounts. SniqueAway is part of Smarter Travel Media LLC, a TripAdvisor Media Group Company
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*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Media Group Sites, Worldwide, August 2010
**Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, Worldwide, August 2010