About Kiwi Collection

Forbes USA, May 2, 2008

Where To Go On The Weak Dollar
Lauren Sherman, 05.01.08, 6:00 PM ET

Debbie Trevino, a travel agent at Naperville, Ill.-based Hobson Travel, who specializes in international luxury destinations, says that despite the weak dollar, she's still making sales.
"Luxury travel hasn't quit, but it has changed," says Trevino. "People want more value--they're looking for more inclusive, personalized, one-on-one experiences."

Travel search engine Kayak.com asked more than 3,800 of its users how the struggling U.S. economy has influenced their summer travel plans. The company found that while the economic downturn has caused an overwhelming 79% of travelers to alter their vacation plans, users still intend to get away this summer.

And even though travelers want more bang for their buck, as Trevino suggests, the good news is that they can find it

Download PDF article