Summer Travel

It’s the season for travel! And Americans are ready to hit the road for Memorial Day weekend. According to research by Oribtz.com, 88 percent of Americans are reporting that they are taking a summer vacation in 2014. Hopeful summer travelers are claiming that regardless of increased travel costs they will take on the summer with travel plans. On average, airfares are up 6 percent and hotels prices are up 12 percent in top destinations. 51 percent of travelers surveyed said they would spend $2,000 or more for their summer vacation versus 44 percent in 2013. In another report, AAA Travel projects that more than 36 million Americans will travel for the holiday. Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, that’s a 1.5 percent increase from last year. The Memorial Day holiday travel period is defined as today through Monday, May 26.

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