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Mountain states expect 2.7 million travelers this weekend

More people in the mountain states are expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend than last year. An estimated 2.7 million will load up the car and take off for a long weekend. They won’t go too far. They are expected to travel shorter distances – about 677 miles compared to last year’s Memorial Day… Continue Reading Mountain states expect 2.7 million travelers this weekend

Driving in 2012 is more expensive

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It costs almost $9,000 more this year than last year to own and operate the average sized car. Continue Reading Driving in 2012 is more expensive

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Baby boomers are expressing anxieties about losing their driving freedom and mobility. In a survey by American Automobile Association, nearly half of senior drivers said they are worried about losing their freedom when it’s time to give up the car keys. Every day, between 7,000 and 10,000 Americans turn 65; they are the generation known… Continue Reading Boomers nervous about losing driving freedom, AAA survey reveals

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Coloradoans making their summer vacation plans may opt for fewer destinations and more in-state road trips. The rising gas prices will likely affect cross-country road trips, but that could be a good thing for Colorado, said Wave Dreher, AAA Colorado spokeswoman. “There is so much to do in Colorado that bodes well for us,” she… Continue Reading Gas prices could mean shorter summer road trips for Coloradoans

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For Independence Day, the number of travelers is expected to increase 19.1 percent in Mountain States over last year. AAA Colorado expects about 2.75 million travelers to travel at least 50 miles from home over the holiday weekend. Nationwide, the number of travelers is anticipated to increase 17.1 percent over last year, with 34.9 million Americans… Continue Reading AAA anticipates nearly 20% jump in July 4 travel

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Americans ready to hit the road for holidays

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More Americans are planning on traveling this holiday season than last year. AAA Colorado expects about one quarter of the U.S. population, 87.7 million Americans, to travel 50 miles or more away from home during the year-end holidays. Last year, only 84.5 million Americans traveled during the same time period. It’s yet another sign that… Continue Reading Americans ready to hit the road for holidays

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Labor Day travel expected to rival July 4th

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If you’ve already wintered the R.V., stashed the tent and stored the camping supplies – you’re not a typical Coloradoan by AAA’s standards. Although July Fourth is traditionally the busiest summer travel holiday, this year Labor Day travel is expected to equal it. AAA Colorado expects 2.6 million Mountain States residents – 11.8 percent of the… Continue Reading Labor Day travel expected to rival July 4th

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