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Survey Says Travel Frequency Should Increase in 2017

November 18, 2016 Statistics & Trends No Comments Email Email

When asked about their travel plans for 2017, 15% of survey respondents stated they plan on traveling more frequently for business and 21% more for leisure compared with 2016.

More than 650 people participated in the survey, conducted by The GO Group, LLC., which provides ground transportation at more than 90 airports, and GO Airport Express, which provides airport shuttles to and from O’Hare International Airport and Midway Airport.

Just seven percent of participants said they planned on traveling less in 2017 for business and four percent less for leisure.  Fifty-five and 16 percent noted they will travel the same amount for business and leisure, respectively.  About 20 percent are unsure of plans for either type of travel.

“An increase greater than 15%, whether for business or leisure travel, is significant,” says John McCarthy, president of GO Airport Express and The GO Group.  “The tourism and travel industry is an important part of the US and world economies, so this is really positive news.”

The GO Group, the nation’s largest airport transportation provider, is one-stop source for door-to-door airport shuttle and private car services, operating in more than 90 airports. Each year, its members transport some 13 million passengers to and from airports in the United States, Mexico, Canada and Europe. Travelers can book ground transportation to and from both departure and destination airports through GO’s website,

GO Airport Express, one of the oldest companies in Chicago, Ill., traces its founding to 1853 and the Parmelee Transportation Company, which provided a carriage service between Chicago’s railroad stations and the downtown hotels. It is a founding member of The GO Group LLC.

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