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A third of travellers won’t alter travel plans because of the struggling economy

Over a third of holidaymakers are not planning to make any changes to their travel plans in the near future

Over a third of holidaymakers are not planning to make any changes to their travel plans in the near future, the results of a new survey have revealed.

The ‘Determining Travel Preferences in 2009 and Beyond’ survey, carried out by Visa and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (Pata), showed that 36 percent of travellers were not planning on making a single change to their forthcoming travel plans.

A further 64 percent said they were reviewing their travel plans due to the current economic uncertainty.

Meranda Chan, Visa country manager for Singapore and Brunei, said that the survey showed that travellers are likely to be "more creative" in terms of where they choose to go on holiday.

"While the global economic situation will impact tourism, it is unlikely to bring travel to a standstill," she said.

The survey also showed that British travellers were less likely than the average respondent to alter their travel plans because of economic concerns.

A separate Pata poll has revealed that Australia, Japan and Hong Kong are the top three destinations in the Asia Pacific region.

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