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Augusta residents spending on summer trips

Augusta residents aren't shying away from taking vacations, both near and far, during the peak summer travel season this year.Local travel agents are reporting that just as many, if not more, customers are booking trips this summer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-07-11/augusta-res
Only 7 states missing from this year's postcard collection

...wisdom lingers.- Alfred Lord Tennyson Your vacation reports are filling up the newsroom mailbox, so let me share your summer travel experiences.Gleason Mueller Lester, sent a very nice postcard from Fripp Island, S.C., and wrote: "We found...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-28/only-7-states-missing-years-p
Memorial Day weekend travel boom expected

...higher than the 10-year historical average and the second-highest travel volume since 2000."As we enter into the summer travel season with warmer temperatures and tulips in bloom, thoughts of historic cold are still fresh in the minds of Americans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-20/memorial-day-weekend-travel-b
Record summer travel expected

...up from 244 million trips in the summer of 1997, the TIA reported. "We are seeing an unprecedented enthusiasm for summer travel and this is a direct response to America's surging economic situation," said William S. Norman, president and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/15/bus_228191.shtml
Business
Prep summer travel ball might undergo changes

...reduction in July recruiting, but not its outright elimination.DePaul assistant coach Billy Garrett knows the nuances of summer travel ball better than most: along with his job as a recruiter, his son Billy Jr. is a top prep prospect.The younger...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2011-07-01/prep-summer-travel-ball-might-und
Age old questions

Dear Readers: With the summer travel season upon us, we become aware of a modern malady that has ruined many a vacation. It's called jet lag. If you're traveling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/06/30/ent_232141.shtml
Things to Do
From biofuels to wind, quest for energy alternatives steps up

With gasoline prices near record highs as the summer travel season begins, The Associated Press examines some of...gasoline prices might seem painfully far off to drivers as summer travel season begins, but experts say the skyrocketing costs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/30/liv_83282.shtml
Life & style
Delta Airlines cuts ticket prices

...prices Tuesday by as much as 25 percent for off-peak summer travel. "We will be competitive with United," Delta spokeswoman...I've had customers waiting for two months to book their summer travel because fares had been so high," Barbara Feldman of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/06/09/bus_263250.shtml
Business | Augusta Regional Airport - Bush Field
Authorities join forces for July Fourth land, lake patrol

...concentrated patrols and road checks" as part of Ope ra tion Zero Tolerance, which targets impaired drivers during the summer travel period.Lance Cpl. Judd Jones, a spokesman for the South Carolina Highway Patrol, said its troopers intend to focus...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-06-28/authorities-join-forces-july-
Airline passenger complaints surged in 2012

...previous year. Southwest had the lowest rate, at 0.25.Consumer complaints were significantly higher in the peak summer travel months of June, July and August when planes are especially crowded."As airplanes get fuller, complaints get higher...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-04-07/airline-passenger-complain