Friday, May 23, 2014

Top 5 Infographics of the Week: Summer Travel Tips

Since Memorial Day weekend is now amongst us and summer is right around the corner, vacations are on the top of everyone's mind. So we thought it would be a fun idea to share some of the best infographics on summer travel tips. Believe it or not, Memorial Day is one of the biggest travel weekends. AAA's Memorial Day Travel Report is forecasting 36.1 million travelers this weekend, which will mark the second highest travel volume since 2000. And 88% of traveling this weekend will be done with a car, so cities should expect a rise in traffic as well. But feat not - we have compiled a list of some of the best infographics with tips and tricks for your next summer vacation or roadtrip that are sure to help. Happy trails!


#1: Summer Vacation by H&R Block
  • 43% of families plan to travel over holiday weekends.
  • $1,180 is the average amount spent per person on vacation.
  • 48% of travelers say that rising gas prices will affect their vacation driving plans.
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#2: Make the Most of Summer Travel by MapQuest
  • National Parks are one of the top searches on MapQuest for summer travel; the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone being the most popular.
  • About 1.5 million people are searching for a place to camp out and gather 'round a fire.
  • There are 150 scenic byways in American to drive on - happy trails!
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#3: Totally Trippin' by mint
  • 63% of adults define vacation time as lasting for 4 to 7 days.
  • For travelers that are planning a traditional, weeklong vacations, 66% say that they prefer to relax on a sandy beach.
  • Wednesday is the cheapest day to travel. So if possible, try to plan to depart on this day and you'll avoid all of the weekend traffic.
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#4: The Do's and Don'ts of Summer Road Trips by CreditDonkey
  • When embarking on a roadtrip, don't rely on just one form of mapping. If your GPS or smartphone fails you, make sure you have a paper map as backup.
  • Gas up outside the city. The farther you are from a major city, the cheaper the gas will be.
  • The top 3 greatest road trip destinations are as follows: Niagara Falls, State and National Parks, and the Grand Canyon.
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#5: Traveling, Trips, and Trends by Travel Buff
  • Americans spend $526 billion on vacation travel annually.
  • The top vacation activities for US travelers are: visiting relatives, shopping, visiting friends, rural sightseeing, and beaches.
  • Americans spend $129 billion on auto transportation travel annually.
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