Take a near-cation

A full quarter of travelers plan to take a “near-cation” — that is, to stay close to home. The Cambria Suites survey found that 93 percent of those travelers cited money-related reasons for doing so.

Not surprisingly, prices at the pump remain a key element in determining vacation plans, with 56 percent citing rising fuel costs as their reason for taking a near-cation. In addition, 46 percent believed that fuel costs have made airline travel not as affordable for them.

The online survey was conducted in May among 1,030 adults 18 and older. —Gazette staff

Gazette staff

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