40% of Americans say travel plans were impacted by high gas prices

About half of summer vacationers in the survey said they have an approximate budget, but that they are flexible. However, 41% of respondents who are traveling this season said they have no budget and only 7% said they “budget an exact amount and stick to it.” When asked what has had the greatest impact on the amount of money set aside for summer travel, about 40% of respondents said gas prices have had an impact on their travel plans, compared with 25% who cited personal debt. Despite the reported impact of gas prices, when asked which ways they were likely to try to attempt to save on summer travel, only 18% of vacationers said they are traveling a shorter distance than they normally would and 8% said they are postponing travel, Wall Street Journal reports.