MINNEAPOLIS -- Preliminary results from a Carlston Wagonlit Travel
member survey found that 5% recorded "a few" and 1% processed
"many" cancellations tied to the March 11 railway bombings in
Survey responses were still being received, CWT said, with 131
tallied as of Monday evening.
Some 20% of the poll participants said they received no
cancellations but "some [clients] are asking questions," and 33%
said the bombings had no impact "whatsoever" on bookings.
Meanwhile, 41% of associates filling out the survey said they
don't typically book travel to Spain.
With the theory about ETA involvement losing ground to signs of
possible al Qaeda complicity in the Spain attacks, the shares of
several European travel companies, including British Airways and
Ryanair Holdings, fell Monday as fears grew about terrorism in
Swiss, meanwhile, noted that it fielded only scattered
cancellations and that service to Spain on its 13 daily flights was