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Nearly a third of Americans want to take a road trip this year

Nearly a third of Americans want to take a road trip this year.

A total of 31 per cent of those surveyed revealed that they want to head on a road trip in the summer, which is down from 44 per cent last year.

GasBuddy's 2020 Summer Travel Study revealed that over half (51 per cent) still had not made a decision about if they wanted to have a road trip or not, with 18 per cent insisting they wouldn't be having any road trips.

And when it comes to general summer travel plans, nearly three quarters (72 per cent) of people insist coronavirus has impacted plans, whilst 48 per cent will take fewer road trips than planned and 36 per cent people are cancelling holidays where they have to fly. And 24 per cent are planning to make shorter trips for their next holiday.

Sarah McCrary, CEO of GasBuddy, said: "We are starting to see a rebound in fuel demand from our Pay with GasBuddy program since mid-April. There could be a surge in last-minute, shorter road trips in the second half of summer as people continue to access the situation."

Those in the South West have the highest percentage of anticipated travelling at 34 per cent, whilst the North East saw the smallest change at 28 per cent.

For the reasons for your road trip, 60 per cent of people want to visit friends and family, whilst 38 per cent of people want to go to the beach or lake and 24 per cent want to go to a National Park.

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