AAA Texas: 77% of Americans Plan to Travel This Summer

If Memorial Day was any indication, Americans are looking to get out of Dodge this summer after a year of COVID lockdowns and travel restrictions.

Josh Zuber at AAA Texas says more than three-quarters of Americans are now planning a summer getaway, whether that's within their home state or some far away destination.

“A lot of confidence being built due to more folks getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Pent up demand, that's also a factor. And consumer confidence. Folks are really confident to spend that money on leisure travel.”

But Zuber warns that means crowded airports, roadways, hotels and campgrounds through at least labor day weekend.

“We're recommending folks make sure they have advance registration, especially when we're talking about camping. A lot of them are booking up quickly. Same thing for hotels in remote areas, they're selling out quickly. This year it's all about planning ahead.”

He urges anyone considering a summer trip to book it early and know the covid protocols of wherever you plan to travel.