Gas Prices Won't Stop Nevadans' Travel Plans

High gas prices won't deter Nevadans from traveling over the upcoming Memorial Day holiday.

AAA Nevada estimates more than 407,000 Nevadans plan to travel 50 miles or more from home during the three-day weekend - up 1.6 percent from the previous year.

Of those, 339,000 said they plan to drive, while 60,000 intend to fly, AAA said.

"Families will travel closer to home, they will travel for fewer days and will save money by staying in less expensive hotels and eating in cheaper restaurants, but they will continue to take vacations and plan getaways," said AAA Nevada spokesman Michael Geeser.

Motorists will pay record prices at the pumps as the holiday weekend officially marks the start of the summer driving season.

In Nevada, the statewide average price for a gallon of self-serve unleaded is $3.27, up 16 cents from a month ago.

Nationally, AAA estimates more than 38 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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