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All right well for the tonight right around the corner actually am in gas prices down all of for the last ten days more travelers plan and hit the road.
-- they go and how much are they gonna spend joining us now is David Page and vice president of American Express travel where have they gone.
So there you go in so many places they're going domestically there in the beaches in Florida the -- in California Hawaii is really hot but the great thing is.
They're actually going internationally to so.
We did a recent survey of travel.
Call -- spending savings tracker 59%.
Of Americans are traveling this summer.
Which is which is great they're -- and -- increase and we're seeing two things with -- they -- they're still looking for value and they want to live like a local where they go.
I love the -- like a local but first a -- about the notion that they're willing to spend.
About 12100 dollars per person.
This it's means crazy because we what we just heard the Fed yesterday say that consumer spending is weakening -- down people aren't spending people don't have jobs.
How are they spending twelve and Gaza person.
-- you know it's interesting they're looking for palm.
Value whatever they're doing so with the -- it's it's not just about the price is what they get for the price so they're able to do it first of all if it's within the price range.
They go look and see what they can get and see what programs -- to get more -- ever since we have a program called on hotels and resorts when you -- through us.
You can actually get free upgrades they love their late check out and breakfast is that it can -- you stretch their dollars exactly -- Still traveling I think that's the part that amazes me as you said 59% of people plan on going somewhere and it's not just in the -- you're saying they're getting on the plane -- -- -- yeah I had they are.
Getting out there and what we've seen and that this survey talked about it's just people prior -- -- they travel they love to see the world and that's what they're that's what they're looking to -- And this notion of living like a local I guess is.
Makes me feel like I'm getting more bank for my buck.
That's right I mean people wanna go to -- site and see some of the tried and -- stuff but they really wanna see -- hitting jams.
Those things off the beaten path that they can't get just on a day to day basis so for instance one of our travel agents set up up customer went to Venice so normally -- gondola.
And do those kind of things we actually set him up with gondola lessons and now he said -- drivers.
Europe is still -- hot spot Europe is still capsule -- they gonna Spain and Greece.
What I can tell you is that it actually people are traveling all over including.
Including Spain and Greece.
It's really -- interestingly though airline ticket prices are going up they're still paying it.
Yet you know so.
That -- the Olympic tickets are going up but you know what people have a strategy to try to offset those prices so one of the strategies is using your rewards points American Express.
You can come here on American Express travel -- usual awards points and membership rewards to offset the cost of travel and the great thing about it is.
When you come to us you can do it and there's no black -- -- to congratulate every.
Right -- might -- credit card.
That is good it's good to hear people again now and I'm with them I will not sacrifice medications either David thanks for being.
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