SA voyagers fear luggage loss more than swine flu

2009-11-05 00:00

FIFTY-THREE percent of South African travellers would rather deal with the prospect of catching swine flu than run the risk of losing their luggage.

This is according to the results of an online survey conducted by global online travel booking service.

Only five percent of travellers polled think contracting swine flu is travellers’ biggest fear.

Stephan Ekbergh, CEO and founder of Travelstart, said that although Airports Company of South Africa and the airlines “have worked hard over the last year to curb theft and misplaced luggage, it is clear that this is still a big fear for both South African and global travellers”.

In 2008, about 32 million items of luggage were reported lost globally.

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