May 01, 2018|
AAA TRAVEL BOOKING REVEAL TOP SUMMER VACATION DESTINATIONS
Michiganders Ready for Start of Summer Vacation Season
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DEARBORN, MI (May 1, 2018) – After a stalled Spring and today’s temperatures set to hit the 80 degree mark, Michiganders are counting the days until their summer vacations. Today, AAA unveiled the 10 most popular domestic and international destinations for the summer, based on vacations booked with AAA’s Travel Agency.
“This summer is shaping up to be another banner season for travel,” said Vicky Evans, Assistant Vice President, Travel Sales Development, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Travelers are making plans now to visit a theme park, sail away on a cruise, relax at the beach, and explore cities in the U.S. and across the globe.”
The top domestic summer travel destinations, based on AAA Travel bookings for vacations June 1 through August 15, are:
Orlando claimed the top spot for another year. The Central Florida and Los Angeles/Anaheim (5) regions are renowned for their theme parks and proximity to the beach. Honolulu (2) and Maui (6) both rose in the rankings thanks to competitive airfares and new family-friendly attractions. The popularity of Alaskan summer cruises and Denali National Park are reasons people flock to Anchorage (3) and Fairbanks (7). Meanwhile, the proximity to national parks like the Grand Canyon is a big part of the draw for travelers to Las Vegas (8) and Salt Lake City (10).
Road Trip Ready
Road trips remain the most popular family vacation option for those staying stateside, despite higher gas prices. Nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of those planning a family trip are expected to hit the roads this year.
Many Americans will venture overseas for their summer vacations. A recent AAA survey found that more than one in three families who are planning a trip together this year will visit an international destination.
AAA’s top international summer travel destinations include:
Rome regained its standing as the most popular locale for international summer vacations this year, for its rich history, landmarks, and cruise port - which serves as a gateway to the Mediterranean. Paris (5) and Amsterdam (10) land on the top 10 list thanks to world famous landmarks and bustling river cruise ports. Calgary (8) moves up the list, thanks to proximity to the Canadian Rockies which offer breathtaking views that rival the European Alps. Beach destinations in Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and Mexico can also expect an influx of travelers this summer, for their tropical climate, all-inclusive properties and variety of activities.
“No matter where your travels take you, a AAA travel agent is your best resource for getting the most out of your vacation,” Evans continued. “A good travel agent can help you plan your trip from top to bottom, unlock any potential savings or upgrades, and be your advocate if something does not as planned.”
Summer Travel Tips
AAA’s travel experts offer their top tips for travelers planning summer vacations, including:
For more information and to begin planning a trip, visit AAA.com/Travel.
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, insurance, financial services and travel offerings to over 9.5 million members across eleven states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 58 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet at AAA.com.
About The Auto Club Group
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to approximately 9 million members across 11 states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with nearly 55 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety.
About Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation
Established by AAA – The Auto Club Group in 2010, Auto Club Group Traffic Safety Foundation, Inc. (ACGTSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and public charity dedicated to producing a significant and continuous reduction in traffic crashes, injuries and deaths in the communities targeted by its efforts. ACGTSF provides programs, education and outreach to increase public awareness about the importance of traffic safety and improve driving behavior. ACGTSF is funded by voluntary, tax-deductible contributions from organizations and individuals who support ACGTSF’s purpose.
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