Tag: summer

Waterproof Speakers are a Must-Have in the Summer

"It’s a no-brain­er that food tastes bet­ter alfres­co, but the deci­sion to take music out­doors is a lit­tle more com­plex, says Con­sumer Reports. Your house has tra­di­tion­al­ly been your wire­less speaker’s best friend, pro­tect­ing it from the ele­ments and pro­vid­ing enough son­ic sup­port and noise iso­la­tion (i.e., walls) to let it sound its best."

13% of Gen Xers Exceed Their Travel Budget

With its tenth annu­al Vaca­tion Con­fi­dence Index, Allianz Glob­al Assis­tance finds 10% of Amer­i­cans admit to going over bud­get while on vaca­tion last year, and those who did, on aver­age, over­spent by 27% ($534).

As Temperatures Rise, Auto Repair Shops can Heat up A/C Check Advertising

Imag­ine being stuck in traf­fic on a 90-degree day when your vehicle's air con­di­tion­ing sys­tem mal­func­tions. With sum­mer heat­ing up, the non-prof­it Car Care Coun­cil rec­om­mends that motorists be car care aware and have their A/C sys­tem checked to make sure it is work­ing prop­er­ly.

61% of Travelers Would Rather Stop at a Restaurant than a Rest Stop

While some trav­el­ers pre­fer to stop at a high­way rest area when they need a break, the lat­est poll from PEMCO Insur­ance found that a major­i­ty of dri­vers who trav­el long dis­tances would pre­fer to stop at retail loca­tions instead.

Helping Travel Planning Clients Make the Most of Their Vacation Dollars

The time between Memo­r­i­al Day and Labor Day is one of the most pop­u­lar peri­ods of the year for trav­el. Accord­ing to Expe­dia data, the aver­age trip dura­tion in the sum­mer is two times longer than the rest of the year, mean­ing trav­el­ers are look­ing for their dol­lars to stretch even fur­ther for air­fare and lodg­ing.

82% of Parents Want Children to Swim by Age 5

In hon­or of Nation­al Water Safe­ty Month, a nation­al sur­vey com­mis­sioned by Swimways Corp., a lead­ing pool and out­door recre­ation­al prod­ucts man­u­fac­tur­er, revealed that more than 4 out of 5 par­ents under­stand that learn­ing to swim by age 5 increas­es a child's self-con­fi­dence. How­ev­er, 88% of par­ents were unaware that learn­ing to swim before age 5 can also aid in the devel­op­ment of math­e­mat­i­cal skills. In addi­tion, the sur­vey found that only 14% of par­ents under­stand that swim­ming can help devel­op oral expres­sion, and less than half of those sur­veyed under­stood that swim­ming can boost children's social skills.

Convenience Stores to Market to Summer Travelers

For many of us, the sum­mer sea­son is syn­ony­mous with trav­el. Con­sumer sen­ti­ment is high­er now than it’s been in sev­er­al years. This sen­ti­ment sig­nals increased con­fi­dence and is like­ly to trans­late to more vaca­tion spend­ing. Con­ve­nience stores, in par­tic­u­lar, should be ready with their mar­ket­ing cam­paigns.