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Holiday planners think safety first, survey finds

SAFETY is one of the biggest factors would-be travelers will consider when choosing a holiday destination this year, according to a survey.

Fifty-six percent of respondents said they will check to make sure a destination is safe before they depart, according to an online survey by, China's major web-based travel service platform. The company interviewed thousands of its members to compile the survey.

Ctrip officials said this was the first time that so many members expressed concern about safety.

Respondents said they would never forget the kidnapping calamity in the Philippines last summer in which eight Hong Kong tourists were killed.

In November, an earthquake in New Zealand forced several Shanghai tour groups to adjust their itineraries.

"Each incident was a big shock to me, especially the kidnapping in the Philippines, which almost ruined my desire to see the country," said a student named Lin Lingzi. "I now realize that safety should be the most important factor before I set off on a vacation."

About half of the respondents said they will increase their travel budget this year.


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