Articles tagged “aaa”

Americans Fearful of Self-Driving Cars: New AAA Survey

Americans Fearful of Self-Driving Cars: New AAA Survey

Keith Naughton, Bloomberg

A new AAA survey doesn't bode well for companies like Alphabet and Tesla that are betting big on self-driving cars. The bottom line is that Americans are still freaked out by the idea of not having a real person behind the wheel. Will anything ever ease those anxieties?

4 months ago

U.S. Gas Prices Rising as Road Trip Season Approaches

U.S. Gas Prices Rising as Road Trip Season Approaches

Barbara Powell, Bloomberg

The price of gas for U.S. drivers is heading back to 2014 levels. Experts think road trippers will cut back on their dining spend, even if the wider U.S. economy won't feel a huge impact.

4 months ago

U.S. is Poised For Biggest Thanksgiving Travel Rush Since 2005

U.S. is Poised For Biggest Thanksgiving Travel Rush Since 2005

Barbara Powell, Bloomberg

Many U.S. travelers' stomachs will be full next week, but their wallets not so much as they'll need to cough up more cash for gas for Thanksgiving road trips. But unlike vacation road trips that are more discretionary, many travelers wouldn't cancel their Thanksgiving plans because of gas, and will bite the bullet.

10 months ago

Connected Car Bells and Whistles Make for a Distracting Trip

Connected Car Bells and Whistles Make for a Distracting Trip

Joan Lowy, Associated Press

Voice technology could limit the distractions in the connected car. But as with smartphones, social media and the world, Permanxiety will now penetrate the sanctum of the automobile.

12 months ago

Travelers Driving and Flying July 4th Weekend Set Records

Travelers Driving and Flying July 4th Weekend Set Records

Hailey Waller, Bloomberg

The average roundtrip domestic U.S. airline ticket over the holiday weekend was said to be $186. That's hard to believe and is a testament to cheap fuel prices.

1 year ago

The U.S. May See Its Biggest Thanksgiving Travel Rush Since 2007

The U.S. May See Its Biggest Thanksgiving Travel Rush Since 2007

David Koenig, Associated Press

Interesting fact: Gas prices are almost exactly where they were eight years ago.

2 years ago

Thanksgiving Travel Weekend Will Be Busiest Since 2007

Thanksgiving Travel Weekend Will Be Busiest Since 2007

Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press

If airfares were lower, and more flights were available, maybe more Americans would travel during Thanksgiving.

3 years ago

Labor Day Travelers Can Expect Lowest Gas Prices in a Decade

Labor Day Travelers Can Expect Lowest Gas Prices in a Decade

Dan Peltier, Skift

Labor Day is one of the iconic U.S. drive holidays and if Americans have saved about $500 per household on cheaper gas so far this year, that's extra money hotels, airlines and destinations can compete for.

3 years ago

What’s the Value of a Hotel Star Rating in a TripAdvisor World?

What’s the Value of a Hotel Star Rating in a TripAdvisor World?

Dan Peltier, Skift

While a five-star rating still signals that a property has class, it's not always sufficient in making clear what guests can expect beyond the high-quality service and amenities.

3 years ago

The Most Successful Trip Planning App Still Comes in a Paper Version

The Most Successful Trip Planning App Still Comes in a Paper Version

Dan Peltier, Skift

Old school isn't always a nostalgic, vintage throwback. Sometimes it's just the smartest way to do things.

3 years ago

U.S. Motorists May Save $75 Billion on Gas Next Year

U.S. Motorists May Save $75 Billion on Gas Next Year

Mario Parker, Bloomberg

Great news for road trippers, the RV industry, and commuters. Bad news for states and countries that have based their economies on oil.

4 years ago

The Paper Map Companies That Just Won’t Quit

The Paper Map Companies That Just Won’t Quit

Korky Vann, The Hartford Courant

There are of course many people who still use paper maps. But that number is shrinking rapidly and isn't coming back.

4 years ago