High Missouri gas prices don’t deter travel, but may shorten distances

Otto I. Eovaldi
Family on a road trip with shades on and windows down.

The common fuel price tag in Missouri was $4.92 as of Friday. In Boone County, the regular price tag was $4.85. With these prices around $2 more than a year ago, one particular would imagine there would be a vacation deterrent.

That just isn’t necessarily the scenario, in accordance to AAA Missouri. 

“All of our obtainable data indicates larger fuel price ranges and higher inflation charge have not deterred people from touring in normal this summer time,” wrote Nick Chabarria, AAA spokesperson, in an e mail to the Tribune. “In fact, AAA Missouri journey bookings have viewed sizeable will increase yr-over-year and thirty day period to month.”

Evaluating the months of May and June (as of Thursday), there has been a 19% maximize in vacation bookings by way of AAA travel.

This June has introduced a 234% improve in bookings over the identical thirty day period previous 12 months.

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