Road Warrior

Summer travelers looking for bigger, longer vacations this year

The Magic Kingdom park at Walt Disney World Resort.
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Consumers may be spending less at the malls, but it may be to save up for summer vacation, according to preliminary information on early trip planners.

"It looks like it's going to be a strong summer," Sarah Gavin, a travel expert with online booking company Expedia, told CNBC on Thursday. "People are starting to take bigger trips."

Gavin's optimism was based on searches at for summer travel.