AAA Forecasts Americans Will Take 700M Road Trips This Summer
AAA just released the annual summer travel report, and (surprise, surprise) it looks like we'll be traveling less this year than years before. There's no cruises this summer. Planes are social distancing inside, but people are still afraid to fly. Theme parks are staying closed, or limiting the amount of people in the park. It's all a big mess still, so I don't blame everyone for wanting to be home.
Overall, travel will be down 15% from the average, with a whopping 74% fewer flights this summer. Trips by boat, train, and bus are down 86%.
Road trips will only see a 3% drop. 97% of all trips this summer will be by car, because while we want to get away, we're too afraid to fly.
The national gas price average is $2.25 a gallon. That's 15% lower than last year, and the cheapest since 2016, so it'll even be more cost effective.
The top road trip destinations are pretty predictable.
- Las Vegas
- Los Angeles
- Myrtle Beach
- San Diego
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