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Holiday Destinations?


Dec 14, 2011
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Orlando, Fl
I saw a very interesting article on perspectivemagazine.com. They said:

The American Automobile Association (AAA) forecasts 91.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the 2011-12 Year-End holiday travel season, a 1.4 percent increase over the 90.7 million people who traveled one year ago. This year’s expected Year-End holiday travel volume is the second highest in the past decade and represents 30 percent of the total U.S. population. The 11-day Year-End holiday period is the longest holiday travel season of the year, affording many more Americans time to visit family or take vacations. AAA defines the Year-End holiday travel season as Friday, December 23, 2011 to Monday, January 2, 2012.

Automobile is top transportation choice, increases 2.1 percent. Approximately 83.6 million people (91 percent of holiday travelers) plan to take to the nation’s roadways this Year-End holiday travel season, a 2.1 percent increase compared to 2010-11 when the number of auto travelers totaled 81.9 million.

Air travel down nearly 10 percent.

Train, bus, other modes of travel increases 4.2 percent

And Most importantly:

Hotel rates increase; car rental rates decrease.

So with that being said, where is everyone headed for the holidays? Will you be staying in your timeshare resort? Will you be staying in a hotel? How much money do you think you will be spending and saving based on your choice? Just trying to get some feedback from everyone.

I will be driving to my family this year. I will also be staying in a hotel closest to their house because we could not work out a timeshare date everyone agreed on. I know that I will not be saving any money...which is why I'm wondering if anyone staying in a timeshare will be? I would love to say "I told you so" when I get there!


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Oct 15, 2011
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My family is all within 45 minute drive of me, so we are all meeting up @ my parents house. :)