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Coastal Georgians who are uncertain about plans for the next holiday season could find themselves unlucky if travel is the order of the day.
The desired resort or event out of town can be booked now or nearby.
An AAA travel survey found that 46% of Georgians intended to complete their travel arrangements by the end of October.
Lowering restrictions due to the availability of COVID-19 vaccines and declining cases are fueling greater interest in aviation or highways in 2021.
In 2020, only 30% of respondents indicated travel plans.
Holidaymakers will head for the family, a change of scenery or pure relaxation.
Those with remote destinations will likely depend on air travel. Everyone in this subset should already have a flight and a destination.
âTime is running out for people who are considering taking a flight this holiday season,â said Debbie Haas, vice president of travel for AAA – The Auto Club Group.
âAs we approach the holidays, airfares often increase as availability decreases. “
Haas said the chances of finding the ideal flight at a great price start to decline after Halloween.
We will travel more by car than by plane. According to AAA, 42% of Georgians – or two in five – plan to take a vacation of three or more days during the holiday season.
Those who use the highways might consider carrying extra cash. On Monday, the average price of gasoline in Georgia was $ 3.25 a gallon for regular unleaded, 2 cents more than a week ago, 27 cents more than last month and $ 1.29 more than at the same time last year. And the start of the holiday season is still a few weeks away.
The Centers for Disease Control relies on travelers’ compliance with safety measures. He recommends the COVID-19 vaccine for all eligible people who will be traveling.
âProtect those who are not yet eligible for vaccination, such as young children, by getting the vaccine and other eligible people around them,â the CDC said.
Other frequently cited safety measures should also be part of daily routine, he said, including wearing a mask indoors around other people.
He urges travelers to remember that outdoors are generally safer than indoors and to practice all recommended precautions, including safe distance, in a closed environment when in the company of other people. .
âAvoid overcrowded and poorly ventilated spaces,â the CDC said.
A large percentage of Georgians plan to stay put over Thanksgiving and Christmas. According to the AAA survey, 37% of Georgians plan to celebrate at home due to the pandemic.