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Travelers Nearing Pre-pandemic Level of Spending on Cruises

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The latest AAA data shows Washingtonians investing in a return to the rivers and high seas, in 2022 and 2023.

  • During the first quarter of 2021, the amount of money AAA clients paid to book cruises was just two percent less than they spent in 2019; 80% of those sailings depart in 2022 and 2023.
  • Online bookings reveal the lasting popularity of impromptu trips. Same-day reservations make up 50% of all car rentals, hotel rooms and flights.
  • Of clients booking travel inside AAA stores this March, 27% of these sales were made at Eastern Washington locations, compared to 20% in March 2019.
  • While road trips remain the top mode of travel, AAA clients might be ready to move from their vehicles to the rails. In fact, 20% of our Winter Travel Show attendees watched Amtrak’s presentation on visiting America’s National Parks by train.
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As one of the largest leisure travel agencies in the state, AAA Washington has the most up-to-date information on travel bookings and trends. You do not have to be a AAA member to use our travel services. From taking a road trip to an around-the-world sail, our trusted experts offer personalized travel planning to ensure you find the best and safest ways to reach and enjoy your destination. Additional information is available at our stores in Washington and north Idaho or through

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Bellevue, WA 98006

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