Results of our 2018 Travel Survey

What Our Subscribers Thought About Travel in 2018 and Beyond

Author: The Traveling Professor/Monday, June 25, 2018/Categories: General Travel

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Over 400 travelers responded to our annual 2018 travel survey.  Here is a summary of the results.

FULL results can be found by clicking Survey Summary 2018.

Question:  What is your gender?  

  • 81% are women.  
  • 19% are men.

Question:  What is your age range?

  • In my 30's or younger: 1%
  • In my 40's: 4%
  • In my 50's: 18%
  • In my 60's: 53%
  • In my 70's: 24%
  • In my 80's or older: 1%

Question:  Would you consider taking a small group tour with ANY company in the next 36 months?

  • Yes: 96%
  • No: 4%

Question: Which of the following Traveling Professor tours would you consider going on (multiple choices permitted)?

  • Paris: 25%
  • Paris, Normandy Invasion Beaches with Mont St. Michel: 26%
  • Croatia Land & Cruise: 35%
  • Northern Lights of Iceland: 35%
  • Peru/Machu Picchu/Amazon Jungle: 21%
  • Introduction to Italy (Rome/Florence/Venice): 18%
  • Edinburgh and Scottish Highlands: 39%
  • Copenhagen/Norway/Iceland: 36%
  • None of these:  9%

Question:  Which new tours would you like to see The Professor offer?

  • Christmas Markets of Austria and Bavaria: 18%
  • Paris and the Loire Valley: 22%
  • France: Brittany and Normandy: 20%
  • Christmas Markets of Edinburgh, Scotland: 12%
  • Golf Tours in Ireland and/or Scotland: 7%
  • Train Tours (i.e., Canada, Scandinavia, Switzerland, Scotland): 45%
  • Dublin and the Wild Atlantic Coast: 29%
  • Northern Italy (Padua, Verona, Vicenza, Venice, Treviso, Bassano del Grappa): 45%
  • No suggestions: 5%
  • Other Responses: 31% To see ALL UNEDITED free-form responses to this question, click NEW TOUR SUGGESTIONS.

What type of tour do you prefer (single response)?

  • Popular destinations like Rome, Paris, London, Barcelona, Venice:  17%
  • Smaller, more "off the beaten path destinations like Padua, Bergen, Brugges, Granada, Bamberg, Innsbruck, for example: 64%
  • Other response: 19%.  Click Type of Tour to see open-ended responses.

What is your preferred small group travel style (single response)?

  • 4-star luxury and better (about $3,999 per person for a 7-10 day trip): 20%
  • 3-star deluxe (about $3499 per person for a 7-10 day trip): 43%
  • Off-season budget 2-star (about $2500 per person or less for 6-7 days): 27%
  • Other response: 10%

We need your feedback, Tell us what you like (or don't like) about our tours.  How can we improve our tours? If you have gone on a Traveling Professor tour, send us your comments

For the FULL SURVEY results, including responses to our free answer questions, click 2018 Travel Survey.

For all of those who responded in full to our annual survey, we will be sending out notifications to those who won prizes:

  • Amazon Gift Certificates
  • Copy of The Traveling Professor's Guide to Paris
  • One-Day Admiral's Club Entrance

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