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Sep 20, 2018, 00:01 ET More Americans--Including Millennials--Seeking the Expertise of Travel Agents

The vast majority of Americans (75 percent) would consider working with a travel agent to plan their vacations, while some 27 million travelers plan...


Aug 02, 2018, 00:01 ET AAA Insurance Named Multi-line Insurance Brand of the Year

AAA Insurance has earned "Brand of the Year" status for its multi-line insurance offerings, according to the independent and prestigious 2018 Harris...


Jul 31, 2018, 00:01 ET More Americans Protecting Their Vacation Investments with Travel Insurance

As international travel grows in popularity, Americans are choosing to protect their vacation investments by purchasing travel insurance. According...


Jun 27, 2018, 12:01 ET AAA: Apple and Google Speed Ahead in Less Distracting Design of Vehicle Infotainment Technology

Apple CarPlay and Google's Android Auto are less distracting to drivers when compared to built-in vehicle infotainment systems designed by...


Jun 21, 2018, 12:01 ET AAA: Nearly 47 Million Americans Will Set New Independence Day Holiday Travel Record

A record-breaking 46.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Independence Day holiday, an increase of more than 5...


May 14, 2018, 12:01 ET AAA: Nearly 42 Million Americans Will Kick Off Summer with a Memorial Day Getaway

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and Americans will kick off the season by traveling in near-record numbers. According to AAA, more ...


Mar 29, 2018, 12:01 ET Distraction Tops Drivers' List of Growing Dangers on the Road

Distracted driving tops drivers' list of growing dangers on the road, according to a new survey from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The...


Mar 15, 2018, 12:01 ET Move Over Baby Boomers, Millennials Embrace Family Travel

Led by millennials, some 88 million Americans plan to take family vacations this year. According to the latest research from AAA Travel, 44 percent...


Feb 21, 2018, 12:01 ET AAA Adds Eight Restaurants to Prestigious Five Diamond List for 2018

AAA has unveiled 68 restaurants that earned the AAA Five Diamond Rating in the past 12 months, qualifying them for this year's Five Diamond...


Jan 31, 2018, 12:01 ET Eight Hotels Join AAA's Prestigious Five Diamond List for 2018

AAA has unveiled 121 hotels that earned the AAA Five Diamond Rating in the past 12 months, qualifying them for this year's Five Diamond Award list....


Dec 13, 2017, 23:01 ET Have Holiday Plans, Will Travel: Record-Breaking 107 Million Americans to Celebrate Holidays Away From Home

'Tis the season to traditionally spend with family and friends and this year Americans are traveling in record numbers. AAA forecasts 107.3 million...


Nov 28, 2017, 23:01 ET 90 Percent of Senior Drivers Don't Make Vehicle Adjustments That Can Improve Safety

Nearly 90 percent of older drivers do not make inexpensive adaptations to their vehicles that can improve safety and extend their time behind the...


Nov 15, 2017, 23:01 ET Nearly 51 Million Americans to Travel This Thanksgiving, Highest Volume in a Dozen Years

AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last year. The 2017...


Nov 08, 2017, 08:03 ET AAA And Keolis Launch Nation's First Public Self-Driving Shuttle In Downtown Las Vegas

AAA, in partnership with Keolis, just brought the future of transportation to America and now the century-old auto club wants to hear from you. AAA...


Oct 05, 2017, 13:57 ET New Vehicle Infotainment Systems Create Increased Distractions Behind the Wheel

New vehicle infotainment systems take drivers' eyes and attention off the road and hands off the wheel for potentially dangerous periods of time,...


Jun 22, 2017, 00:01 ET AAA: This Independence Day will be Historic, More Americans to Travel than Ever Before

This Independence Day, a record-breaking 44.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home, taking to the nation's roads, skies,...


May 17, 2017, 00:01 ET AAA: Memorial Day Travel at Highest Level Since 2005

AAA projects that 39.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Memorial Day weekend. That is one million more travelers...


May 02, 2017, 10:30 ET Renowned Entrepreneur Valerie Daniels-Carter Elected Board Chair of AAA

Announced today, Valerie Daniels-Carter, co-founder, president and chief executive officer of V&J Holding Companies Inc, the largest female food...


May 02, 2017, 00:01 ET Simple, Cost-Effective Roadway Improvements Are Unlikely Keys to Reducing more than 415,000 Fatalities and Serious Injuries on U.S. Roadways

Key roadway improvements have the potential to save 63,700 lives and prevent 353,560 serious injuries over a 20-year period, according to a new...


Feb 06, 2017, 23:01 ET Family Vacations Still a Popular Priority for Millions of Americans

Now is the time when millions of families across the country are starting to plan getaways for spring break, summer vacation and long holiday...


Jan 26, 2017, 23:01 ET Seven Hotels and Restaurants Join AAA's Exclusive Five Diamond List for 2017

AAA has unveiled 63 restaurants and 120 hotels that have earned the AAA Five Diamond Rating in the past 12 months, qualifying them for the 2017 Five...


Jan 11, 2017, 23:01 ET Americans Will Head to Beach and International Destinations in 2017

According to a recent AAA survey, 42 percent of Americans are planning to take a vacation in 2017 – with most planning trips to warm-weather...


Dec 15, 2016, 12:01 ET Holiday Travel to Reach the Highest Level on Record, According to AAA

More than 103 million Americans—the most on record—are expected to travel for the year-end holidays, according to AAA. This represents a 1.5 percent...


Nov 15, 2016, 12:01 ET AAA: 48.7 Million Americans to Travel this Thanksgiving

AAA projects that 48.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, an increase of one million travelers compared...


Sep 12, 2016, 10:00 ET Transportation Veteran Dr. David Yang to Head AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Dr. C. Y. David Yang, a leading expert in transportation and traffic safety research, has been selected to be the new executive director of the AAA...