Budget Travel

About 3 out of every 4 people plan to travel this fall

Many Americans are planning to hit the road this fall.

Many Americans are planning to hit the road this fall.  (iStock)

Think that summer is the time to take a trip?  According to a new poll,  3 out of 4 Americans are planning to travel this fall, according to AAA’s latest Consumer Pulse survey.

The survey questioned 1,200 residents of Florida, Georgia and Tennessee and found that about 75 percent of those polled plan to take “at least one leisure trip of 50 miles or more away from home, requiring overnight accommodations” in the next three months.

And while a majority (an average of 83 percent) of those trips are likely to be in the U.S., 13 percent of respondents say they plan on traveling both internationally and domestically.

Most respondents expect to spend an estimated $500 - $1,000 for these trips.

“People like to travel during the fall, because they can find great deals,” Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group, told News4 WJXT Jacksonville. “School is back in session, which means hotels, cruises and attractions are not quite as crowded, so vendors are more likely to roll out lower rates to get your business.”

Some of these include cheaper cruise excursions and lower hotel rates. The exception may be airfare, which often sees a significant spike around the Thanksgiving and Christmas travel seasons.

For those with a little flexibility, planning a vacation in the coolest months may be the best way to score a deal.