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Survey Shows 2015 Will Be Busy Year For Travel Industry

This undated photo provided by The Belize Tourism Board shows vacationers relaxing at Caye Caulker, Belize. The beach town is a laid-back, low-cost base for tourists looking to explore a nearby barrier reef. (AP Photo/The Belize Tourist Board)
This undated photo provided by The Belize Tourism Board shows vacationers relaxing at Caye Caulker, Belize. The beach town is a laid-back, low-cost base for tourists looking to explore a nearby barrier reef. (AP Photo/The Belize Tourist Board)
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It’s March; have you started to plan a vacation yet?

Nearly 90 percent of Americans will be hitting the road for at least four days during a time not associated with holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas.

That’s according to the latest AAA Consumer Pulse Survey.

The top three vacations named were visiting a city, visiting a beach and taking a cruise respectively.

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Seventy-two percent of those polled said they planned to take a trip within the next three months.

“Whether it’s to see something new, visit family or just blow off steam, travel is important to Americans and a vital stimulus to the economy. People are even more likely to travel in 2015 because gas prices are a dollar lower than this time last year,” AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins said. 

Most Americans will be staying within the U.S.; only 20 percent of those polled say they will be traveling abroad.

The findings of this poll are based on more than 1,200 people in Georgia, Florida and Tennessee.