The Week in Stats: Top July 4th Travel Trends

This week saw the travel industry gearing up for a big July 4th weekend. We've rounded up the top trends and research, from cheap gas prices to what to expect from the overall travel picture. 

AAA Projects Fourth of July Travel Increase

AAA is predicting an increase of 1.9 percent in travel this Fourth of July weekend relative to 2013. Here's a breakdown of the biggest travel trends for the holiday. 

Source: AAA

Where Gas Is Cheapest This Fourth of July

With the national gas price average hitting $3.70 per gallon, its highest level since 2008, heading into the July Fourth weekend, the U.S. Energy Information Administration has released a look at the most and least expensive counties in the U.S. for gasoline.

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration

Top Global Cities Requested of Travel Agents

Looking for a hot destination to recommend your clients? The travel agents at Tripology have released a look at the top 10 most-requested cities worldwide, from Q1 2013 through Q1 2014. 

Source: Tripology

The Price of Beer Around the World

Have a client who can't get enough of craft brews? rounds up the cheapest and most expensive places to have a beer, and which nationalities are the best drinking buddies.