Friday, July 6, 2012

Gas Prices Affecting Summer trips?

An interesting graphic in the June 2012 AARP Bulletin "Summer Vacations Poll"

From a study conducted of 1,000 adults age 18 and over conducted by SSRS April 25-29, 2012.

ARE YOU PLANNING TO TAKE A SUMMER TRIP THIS SUMMER:

Ages 18-49:  Yes 43%  No 56%
Ages 50-plus:  Yes 42%  No 54%

DO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING APPLY TO YOUR TRAVEL PLANS BECAUSE OF COST?  18-49 first, 50-plus second.

Cancelled/Delayed trip:  13%  10%
Stay Closer to Home:  26%  23%
Take Shorter Trip:  15%  10%
Stay with Family/Friends:  23%  21%
None of These:  34%  40%

HAVE YOUR VACATION PLANS BEEN AFFECTED BY GASOLINE PRICES?

18-49:  Yes 42%  No 57%
50-plus:  Yes 42%  No 57%

I am still taking several summer trips, but other than the trip to North Carolina to visit family at the beach, am taking closer to home trips.  Plus, I consider where we live in northeast Illinois as being a vacation in itself.

Gasoline prices have definitely affected plans.

Dadburn GRB Big Oil.  --RoadDog

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