CNBC Poll: Are You Taking A Summer Vacation?
Published: Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 9:45 AM ET
High energy prices have jacked the cost of fuel, prompting some to shy away from auto or airline leisure travel. A subpar economic recovery and high unemployment are also giving consumers pause.
At the same time, however, there's a lot of pent-up demand after cutbacks in previous years and Americans may finally consider themselves worthy of a break. After all, there's nothing quite like a summer vacation.
How about you?
High gasoline and airline ticket prices may deter some Americans, but it may may be time to break from the austerity of recent years.