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AAA study shows Americans are eager to travel

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PHOENIX (KYMA, KECY) - Are you ready for a vacation? A 2022 study from American Automobile Association's (AAA) booking data shows traveling at a pre-pandemic level.

The study also shows how 41% of Americans are looking into booking a cruise.

“The Travel sector is experiencing a rapid increase in demand as local governments across the world lift pandemic-driven restrictions and people feel more comfortable traveling again," said Rolando Flores, Senior Vice President of Membership and Travel for AAA Arizona. “Cruising is a popular choice for travelers looking for an experience where the journey is as important as the destination.”

AAA's survey also uncovered: 

  • 23% of Americans (58.3 million) are considering a cruise in the next two years.
  • 52% of millennials say they’re ready to go back to the open seas.
  • 41% of Americans who are likely to cruise understand the COVID-19 risks.
  • The all-inclusive experience, quality time with family and friends and shore outings top the list as the most attractive reason for a cruise vacation.

AAA can help with scheduling a trip. “If you're a AAA Member, our complimentary travel agents are here to help you before, during, and after your trip.” Flores said. 

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Jacqueline Aguilar

Jacqueline Aguilar was born and raised in Yuma, Arizona. The University of Arizona 2021 graduate started working her first professional newsroom job at KYMA in January 2022.
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