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Poll names Australia amongst world’s most popular getaways

LONDON, England - Australia is one of the most sought-after destinations in the world, according to the results of a recent poll.

Poll: Builder’s bum, not cleavage, is biggest annoyance to air passengers

An American woman was asked not to board a Southwest Airlines flight from Las Vegas to New York last month because she was revealing too much cleavage.

Brit poll: Italian cuisine the best in Europe

British people think Italian food is the best in Europe, which reflects the popularity of pizza and pasta as well as famous Italian gourmet products, according to latest Holiday Hypermarket's poll.

French and Russians still the rudest, Chinese placed fifth

SINGAPORE - A poll conducted by international travel search site reveals the French have taken the title as the rudest nation in the world.

One in five US adults now has a tattoo

NEW YORK, N.Y. - There is a lot of culture and lore associated with tattoos from ancient art to modern expressionism and there are many reasons people choose to get, or not get, permanent body ink.

Stonehenge voted as the World’s Must-See Destination

LONDON, England - From the ancient and mysterious to the grandiose and awe inspiring, voters in Intel's Visual Wonders of the World poll[1] have chosen the world's most visually stunning locations.

Poll: Americans want cameras aimed at African lions, not rifles

WASHINGTON - A new poll found that 70.4 percent of Americans would pay to go on an African safari to view lions, whereas only 6.6 percent of Americans would pay to hunt lions.

Majority of Americans plan on taking a vacation

For the first time in three years, a majority of Americans plan on taking a vacation.

Most Americans think devastating natural disasters are increasing

NEW YORK - Reading or watching the news, one might be struck by the seemingly constant barrage of reports of disasters, both natural in origin and not.

Americans voted “Funniest Nation”, Germans “Least Funny”

The Americans have been voted the world's "funniest nationality" - the one "best at making people laugh" - in a global poll, which also names the Germans the "least funny" nationality and the British

Kate Middleton beats Princess Diana in Most Beautiful Royal poll

NEW YORK - When she marries Prince William, Kate Middleton will join the ranks of Princess Grace of Monaco and Queen Rania of Jordan as one of the most beautiful royals in history, according to the su

Poll: Majority of Americans not very excited about their romantic lives

WASHINGTON - As Americans pick out cards, buy flowers and candy for Valentine's Day, a new national Clarus Poll finds that a majority of adults are not very excited about their romantic lives.

Majority of Americans and Europeans concerned about food prices

NEW YORK - A new poll in the United States and the five largest European countries looks at public reactions to food prices and the possible future impact of rising grain prices.

Poll reveals what factors make a dream holiday – Seychelles tops...

One of the UK’s leading online independent travel agents has conducted research of 1,826 people to uncover what factors would make up a dream holiday for the majority of British holidaymakers.

Poll: Americans are world’s worst-dressed tourists

SUFFERN, NY - More than 47% of 1,000+ people from 70 countries who responded to an online survey said that Americans are the world's worst-dressed tourists.

Airline customer service close to nil, eTN poll reveals

LAS VEGAS (eTN) – A whopping 93 percent of the total 3197 respondents to an eTurboNews poll claim that airlines are under-performing in terms of customer service.

With economy in the gutter, appreciation of tourists grows amongst Hawaii...

Nothing like an economic slowdown to make local residents' appreciation of tourists grow.

San Francisco voted the best American city to visit

A travel magazine announced that San Francisco was voted the top city to visit in the U.S. in the publication's annual survey of its readers, the 17th year in a row the city has won the category.

Cape Town voted world’s number 2 city by Travel+Leisure readers

Travel+Leisure Magazine this week announced the much-anticipated results of their 14th annual World’s Best poll, where readers of their magazine rate the world’s best cities, islands, hotels, crui

Virgin America wins top honors in Conde Nast Traveler 2008 Business...

SAN FRANCISCO, Sep 24, 2008 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- Virgin America, the California-based airline on a mission to make flying good again, today took the top honors for "best Business/First Class"

Government plans to poll foreign tourists in Kyoto

OSAKA - The Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry in September likely will begin polling foreign tourists in Kyoto to get their opinions on sightseeing locations and find out common questions t

Going on holiday soon? It would help if you became more...

Japanese, who were voted by hoteliers as the world's best tourists in a global travel survey released this month.

Only South African hotel in world top 100

Winchester Mansions, Cape Town's beachfront boutique hotel, is the only South African property to make the 2008 Top 100 Best Value listing of the popular American travel publication - Budget Travel Magazine and TripAdvisor.

Poll highlights tourism hotspots

The East Rift Valley was determined to be vacationers' favorite spot, but Beitou Cape and Turtle Island were the most visited because of their proximity to cities.When Robert Chen (程安賢) came back to Taiwan two years ago after living in the US for 26 years, he did not expect Taiwan would be so beautiful -- until his four-day vacation in the Hualien-Taitung area last week.