Travel discounts likely to encourage road trips
People are packing their bags for spots including San Diego, Boston and Phoenix
Summer weather tends to give people the bug to get behind the wheel and take a road trip with friends or family.
This year, low gas prices and a flood of travel deals are likely to add to that impetus to leave work behind and get away for some fun. Since many people are still watching their budgets closely, car trips are an easier way to take a vacation without going overboard.
"Consumers realize that they don't have to travel around the world to have a fun vacation," said Clem Bason, president of the Hotwire Group. "With low gas prices and great hotel deals, consumers have the opportunity to explore their local region and have a great vacation without breaking their budget."
The company also suggests taking advantage of deals on car rentals to give everyday vehicles a break from the wear and tear of a long road trip.
Depending on the situation, some travelers will opt for the auto insurance with the rental car company, but others may already be covered. Depending on the terms and conditions of an auto insurance plan or even some credit cards, additional insurance may not be needed before embarking on a vacation.
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Posted: May 14, 2009
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