The 2013 Portrait of American Travelers released by MMGY Global/Harrison Group surveyed 2,511 active leisure travelers in households with an annual income of $50,000 or more and who took at least one leisure trip of 75 miles or more from home during the previous 12 months on which they used overnight accommodations. The survey found a 3 percent increase in active travelers who plan to “take more trips in the year ahead” (now 18 percent of all travelers), while two-thirds (64 percent) plan to take the same number of trips this year as they did last year. Fifteen percent are planning to “take fewer trips.” Six in 10 travelers examine every spending category, including travel services, to find opportunities to save, according to the survey. Eighty-two percent trust the travel recommendations of friends and family, while 58 percent turn to review sites such as TripAdvisor.com. Forty-one percent trust blog reviews, while 39 percent are confident in articles found in newspapers, magazines, TV and radio. Get the full story at Travel Pulse