Changing Travel Plans

According to a recent poll conducted by social networking site, Boomers are changing their summer travel plans because of rising fuel prices. The online survey gathered feedback from 750 community members from June 5 to 19th and revealed that:

  • 38% of Boomers are opting to stay home or postpone their vacation travel
  • 23% have altered their destination to somewhere closer to home
  • 75% are driving less, making fewer trips, visit less and shop online more
  • 33% did not allow gas prices to impact their travel plans

As for air travel, USA Today reported that the AAA anticipated a relatively smaller decrease (2.3% ) in the number of Americans flying this past holiday weekend.