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26% of People Less Likely to Go on a Cruise Following Costa Concordia Tragedy

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In the aftermath of the Costa Concordia cruise tragedy, SodaHead.com – the web’s largest opinion-based community – ran a poll to determine if the general public was now “less likely to take a cruise given the incident.”  According to the SodaHead poll, the results demonstrate that this disaster may have a deep impact on the cruise industry, with 26% of the over 1,000 people polled saying “YES, they are less likely to cruise.”  To put this in perspective, with an estimated 18.8 million people cruising in 2010, if 26% were going to change their cruise travel plans based on this disaster, that would mean the industry would see 4.9 million fewer cruisers.  Full results of the poll are available at:

Costa Concordia sinking

Additional findings of the survey show that the respondent’s age had an impact on their vote.  While only 14% of respondents between the ages of 25-34 said the tragedy might impact their future cruise plans, a striking 34% of those over the age of 65 said that they are now less likely to cruise.

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