More than Half of Americans Planning a Trip Before the End of 2022

BOISE – According to new research by AAA, more than half of all Americans are planning to take at least one vacation before the end of next year, with many looking to buy travel insurance in order to protect themselves from the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. “Travel rebounded in a big way this summer, and it’s …

Daily Trips Dropped 40% at the Height of the Pandemic

BOISE – The COVID-19 pandemic and associated stay-at-home orders had a profound effect on driving behavior.  According to AAA, the average number of daily trips taken by Americans dropped by 40% in April 2020 when compared to pre-pandemic levels, before leveling off to a 25% reduction for the remainder of last year. For AAA’s new …

Independence Day Travel Skyrockets, Nearly 48 Million to Take a Trip

BOISE – Summer travel is going to begin with a bang.  AAA projects that nearly 48 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more for a 4th of July getaway, with 261,000 Idahoans among them.  That’s just 2.5% less than the 2019 record, and nearly 40% more than last year. AAA says that increased vaccinations, …

For a Clean Hotel Room, Diamonds are a Traveler’s Best Friend

BOISE –  During the COVID-19 pandemic, the hotel industry put increased emphasis on cleaning programs to help protect the health and safety of guests.  But how can travelers feel more confident that these programs are being properly implemented? In response to requests from the public, AAA is launching a new “Inspected Clean” program to independently …

As Temperatures Climb, AAA Warns about the Dangers of Hot Cars

BOISE –  Temperatures are rising across the Gem State, and AAA reminds parents to bring their children with them into air-conditioned buildings to prevent the risk of heatstroke.  On average, a child dies every seven days from being left in a hot car, and these tragedies are almost always preventable. “A car interior can heat …