In a recent survey in Germany, results showed that travelers seem to have a “short-term memory” when it comes to travel crises or disasters, according to the institute’s director: 47 percent of the 5,000 Germans surveyed said they planned to travel and had firm plans, only insignificantly less than the 49 percent a year ago. Those saying they choose not to travel was the same at 24 percent. Last year a trend was revealed showing an inclination toward choosing shorter and closer-to-home vacations, and that hasn’t changed. Some 23 percent say they’ll stay in Germany on their travels, while last year only 20 percent said they’d stay closer to home. SNEWS® View: This jibes with the words SNEWS® heard from outdoor retailers at the recent ispo trade show that more were choosing vacations that didn’t take them far, but they were also then choosing trekking, hiking, and camping destinations with the family or friends.