Los Angeles Times
Hitting the Road Despite Gas Prices
…Across the country, about 86 percent of Americans said they planned to travel during the summer, up from 83 percent who said they traveled last summer, according to a survey of 2,000 people by the travel website TripAdvisor.
But because of high gas prices, 18 percent of those surveyed said they plan to take fewer trips by car this summer, 12 percent plan to take shorter trips, 5 percent said they would fly instead of drive and 5 percent said they won't travel at all. (Survey respondents were able to select more than one option.)
In addition, 40 percent of those surveyed by TripAdvisor said they would travel less than 200 miles this summer, 37 percent said they would be willing to travel at least 200 miles and 23 percent said fuel costs wouldn't affect their driving plans…
…Still, among those who planned to travel for the Memorial Day weekend, 35 percent said they would fly, compared with 29 percent who said they flew during the holiday in 2010, according to the TripAdvisor survey…