October 7, 2022

Alex o'Loughlin

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One-third of Virginians plan to travel more this summer than last

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Approximately one-third of Virginia people surveyed say they are setting up to vacation more this summer season than previous summertime and a lot of say it will be their first significant summer season vacation considering that just before the pandemic.

“The results of this new AAA Vacation poll indicate that COVID concerns have eased dramatically and the greater part of Virginia inhabitants are earning designs to get absent in spite of fuel prices,” says AAA Mid-Atlantic spokesperson Morgan Dean. “While domestic vacation will dominate, it is appealing to be aware the quantity of persons building strategies to travel internationally as effectively. Which is something we have not witnessed considering the fact that 2019.”

By the numbers

  • 61 percent of Virginia residents are setting up a vacation of 50 miles or extra this summer season
  • 32 % of Virginia citizens are setting up to journey much more than very last summer season
  • 20 percent of Virginia residents are planning their 1st important summer time travel because in advance of the pandemic
  • A lot more than 40 percent of Virginia inhabitants are preparing various excursions
  • Of people touring, nearly 20 percent are planning worldwide travel

Fuel rates

Far more than 40 percent of Virginia people say gas costs had been not even a thought in their vacation preparing but:

  • Practically 45 percent say they are taking less or shorter journeys mainly because of gasoline selling prices
  • Virtually 15 percent say they will adjust their spending plan for lodging or dining out due to the fact of gas selling prices

For the almost 25 percent of Virginia people who are remaining residence or are doubtful about their summer season journey ideas, almost 50 percent of them cite gasoline price ranges as the most significant factor influencing that selection.

COVID problems

Of the important quantity of Virginia citizens preparing to journey extra this summer months than last:

  • Virtually 40 percent say it is since their particular COVID considerations have eased
  • One particular-fourth (25 per cent) say it is since journey worries have eased at their locations