Rising gasoline prices are likely to make business and leisure travelers alter their travel plans this summer, according to a survey to be released today by the U.S. Travel Association. More than half, 54%, of leisure travelers who planned to travel by car say higher fuel prices would affect their plans. A smaller percentage, 26.8%, of business travelers would reconsider their plans.
It would take an increase of at least 26 cents and up to $1.25 a gallon for travelers to alter their behavior. According to the survey of 2,500 adults conducted March 8-11, 57% would change their plans if prices rose that much.