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.