AAA Says Road Trips Will Rule The Summer
AAA predicts travel will be down this summer because of the coronavirus but road trips will be the most popular getaway.
AAA says Americans will take 707 million total trips between July and September.
That accounts for cars, planes, and trains. The number is down by 15 percent or 150 million from last year.
“Americans will get out and explore this summer though they’re taking a ‘wait and see approach’ when it comes to booking and are likely to book more long weekend getaways than extended vacations,” AAA Travel senior vice president Paula Twidale said in a statement.
Road trips will lead the way. AAA says 683 million car vacations will happen in Summer 2020. That’s 96.5% of all trips.
Even though gas prices have bumped up a little over the last few weeks, the total cost for gas should remain lower than last summer.