Fourth of July travel up |

Fourth of July travel up

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

DENVER ” Americans are likely to set a travel record this Fourth of July despite the holiday happening in the middle of the week.

AAA estimates that a record 41.1 million Americans will leave home between now and Sunday, which is an .08 percent increase over last year.

“The recent retreat of gasoline prices could be one of the factors that influences many Coloradans to travel,” says Sandra Barnes, AAA Colorado’s director of travel.

The average gasoline price in Colorado has dropped 20 cents since hitting the all-time record of $3.34 per gallon for regular unleaded on May 24. But compared to last year, the average regular unleaded gasoline price is up 28 cents.

AAA says hotel fares and rental care rates are up around the country, while air fares have dropped.

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