High Prices Won't Stop Summer Travel

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Triple-A says the high cost of everything may dampen the growth in holiday travel this Memorial Day weekend.

The travel agency says the number of Americans driving and flying is expected to rise only slightly this year as consumers respond to the rising cost of airfares, hotel rooms and motor fuel.

Based on a telephone survey of 15-hundred adults, Triple-A still predicts a slight rise in the number of people traveling 50 miles or more -- more than 37 and a-half (m) million.

Prices at the pump now average two dollars and 93 cents a gallon -- about 36 percent higher than last year.

Triple-A also forecasts that flights over the holiday weekend will be about ten percent more expensive than a year ago, with hotel rates around five percent higher.