March Break travellers gear up for road trips

THORNHILL, ON, March 12 /CNW/ - This year thousands of travellers are packing up the SUV or minivan, hitting the open road and heading south for fun in the sun.

    
    The top three driving destinations of choice for March Break this year:
    1.  Orlando, Florida
    2.  Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
    3.  Tampa Bay Area, Florida
    

CAA recommends you plan before you get on the road, map out your routes and ensure your vehicle is properly maintained. If you are making the trek south be sure to take plenty of breaks from driving and make sure you are well rested before getting behind the wheel.

"We suggest three days of travel time to Florida destinations with a 15-minute break every two hours," said Silvana Aceto, spokesperson for CAA SCO.

This March Break, CAA SCO prepared over 3,000 TripTiks for members. TripTiks outline routes for travellers detailing highway exits, rest stops, lodgings and construction projects. Now you can create FREE TripTiks online to map your trip and plan your route. Visit www.caasco.com/travel/maps-triptik/.

    
    The top three flying destinations of choice for March Break this year:
    1.  Florida
    2.  Cuba
    3.  Dominican Republic
    

The total number of passengers travelling by air this March Break is down 11 per cent from last year.

Meanwhile, CAA members can show their card and save at Hertz, Park 'N Fly, Gray Line, and at a select number of hotels and US attractions.

CAA South Central Ontario is a not-for-profit auto club offering insurance, travel, automotive care and roadside services. There are more than 1.8 million CAA members in South Central Ontario and 5 million members in Canada. Visit www.caasco.com.

SOURCE CAA South Central Ontario

For further information: For further information: Media contact: Silvana Aceto, Media and PR Specialist, CAA SCO, 60 Commerce Valley, Drive East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 7P9, sace@caasco.ca, Office: (905) 771-3194, Cell: (416) 209-4930, and/or Jason Ballantyne, Manager, communications, CAA SCO, jsb@caasco.ca, (905) 771-4709, Cell: (416) 254-0641


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