Americans Determined to Travel This Summer

May 17, 2011 by · Comments Off on Americans Determined to Travel This Summer 

Many Americans, fed up with being pent up, appear determined to go on vacation this summer — even though they know it’s going to cost them more than in recent years.

More than six of 10 Americans say it’s important they get away from home this year, a recent USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds. And many say they’re finding ways around high gasoline prices, airfares and hotel rooms to do it.

“Rising gas prices won’t at all affect my vacation,” says Richard Miller of Plano, Texas, who’s flying to San Francisco in July with a ticket he scooped up in a fare sale. “I’m going.”

The poll indicates that Americans are prepared to pay more to get away this summer: 71% of those who tend to travel say they expect to spend more on transportation this year, and 44% plan on paying more for food, lodging and entertainment. Click here to read the entire article in USA TODAY.

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