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Despite high gas prices, many Americans still plan summer travel


Throngs of vacation loyalists are still traveling despite rising fuel costs, according to a recent AAA Travel survey and sales data.  AAA Travel's lists of top summer vacation destinations include choices popular with American families for generations within the United States and around the world.  Many seasoned vacationers are expanding their travel horizons to exotic faraway lands. 

"While some Americans may modify their travel due to rising fuel costs, those who can are still choosing to travel and they are traversing the world," said Bill Sutherland, vice president, AAA Travel Services.

Last year, several airlines made cost-saving adjustments by reducing seating capacity, consolidating routes, and replacing large aircraft with smaller more fuel-efficient regional airplanes.  Those capacity reductions, coupled with this year's rising jet fuel costs, have resulted in price incentives for consumers from many travel suppliers.  Summer vacationers have been taking advantage of those price incentives, especially for international travel. 
AAA's Top Summer Land Vacation Destinations Include:  
Orlando, Florida
Honolulu, Hawaii
Rome, Italy
London, England
Anaheim, California
Leading the way in popularity for summer travel are vacations to the Orlando area, consistently holding the valedictorian spot in the top destination class year after year.   
AAA's Top Summer Cruise Vacation Destinations:
AAA's Top Summer Exotic Vacation Destinations: 
The Galapagos
The Amazon



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