Americans are worried about terrorism and the economy, but most aren’t going to let those concerns interfere with their vacation plans.
Four of five in an Associated Press poll said problems with the economy and terrorism will have no effect on their vacation plans. One in 10 said they would postpone or scale down their vacation plans, and just one in 20 said they would cancel trips.
Most people say they’ll travel by car this year, the poll said, and plan to spend $1,500 or less on their getaways. The number traveling by car jumped from less than half in May 2001 to about six in 10 a year later, after the Sept. 11 attacks. It remains at that level in this poll. Just over a fourth said they would travel by plane, down from a third in 2001.