Midweek July Fourth Causes Muddle for Travelers

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

NEW YORK (AP) - This year July Fourth is on a Wednesday, and that has created a dilemma for some folks - how long to go away, if at all.

Anthony Del Gaudio, who's vice president of hotel sales for Loews Hotels, says he isn't seeing the normal July Fourth spike in bookings. He says, "The midweek holiday seems to have travelers confused."

Those who sell vacations have given people more options this year: Tack on Saturday through Tuesday or Thursday through Sunday to the holiday, or just take the entire week off.

But consumers haven't been eager to burn an extra vacation day or two to get the long weekend, or spend the extra money.

AAA projects that 42.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home between July 3 and July 8.

Shane Norton of IHS Global Insight, which does research for AAA, says travel from last year "is pretty flat."

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 161049085 - kbtx.com/a?a=161049085
Gray Television, Inc.