Press Release Category: Travel

Despite High Gas Prices, Carolinians Plan to Travel in Record Numbers for Memorial Day Weekend

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 16, 2018) – AAA Carolinas projects an estimated 1,260,000 North Carolinians and 593,250 South Carolinians will travel this Memorial Day weekend, the highest Memorial Day travel volume since 2005 and an increase of 5% from last year. “Although Carolinians will be filling up at the pumps with the highest gas prices since 2014, […]

Gas Prices Rise Following White House Announcement to Withdraw from Iranian Nuclear Deal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 14, 2018) – At $2.87, the national gas price average jumped six cents on the week in part due to the White House’s decision to re-impose sanctions on Iran. Motorists are seeing 19 percent of gas stations selling gas for $3.01 or more. Today’s national average is 16-cents more expensive than one […]

More Motorists Consider Going Electric in Next Vehicle Purchase

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 8, 2018) – American appetite for electric vehicles is heating up. A new AAA survey shows that 20 percent or 50 million Americans will likely go electric for their next vehicle purchase, up from 15 percent in 2017. With lower-than-average ownership costs, increased driving ranges and the latest advanced safety features, AAA sees […]

Carolinians Take Comfort in the Drop in Gas Prices – but Prices Expected to Rise

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 7, 2018) – Some Carolinians saw gas prices drop a penny or two on the week for the first time this year. Others across the state saw them continue to climb. With North Carolina’s state average at $2.67 and South Carolina’s at $2.55, the biggest trend on the week is price fluctuation. […]

April Ends with Most Expensive National Gas Price Average Since 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 1, 2018) – Hitting $2.81, today’s national gas price average has reached the highest price per gallon since November 2014. Today’s national gas price average is 16-cents more expensive than last month and 43-cents more expensive that last year at this time. This year’s pump prices will not be reminiscent of 2014, […]

Summer Travelers Seek Fun in the Sun

Summer Travelers Seek Fun in the Sun AAA Travel bookings reveal top summer vacation destinations CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 1, 2018) – Thousands of Carolinians are gearing up for summer vacations both domestically and internationally. While many plan to visit sandy beaches, others are looking for adventure in National Parks and even abroad. The climb in […]

Week After Week, Gas Prices Tick Upward

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 25. 2018) – Gas prices continue to climb in the Carolinas. North Carolina’s current average is $2.67, a 4-cent increase on the week and a 19-cent increase on the month. South Carolina’s average is $2.54, a 5-cent increase on the week and a 15-cent increase on the month. The Energy Information Administration’s […]


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 20, 2018) – AAA Carolinas honored 10 hotels and two restaurants at the AAA Four Diamond Awards for Western North Carolina during a ceremony at the Inn on Biltmore Estate Wednesday, April 18. Four Diamond hotels in Western North Carolina, listed with the number of years won include: ASHEVILLE – Abbington Green […]

AAA Hosts Fort Mill Superstore Grand Opening

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 17, 2018) – Over 200 attended the grand opening of AAA Carolinass newest Superstore in Fort Mill, SC, on Saturday, April 14. The first 50 Members were treated to AAA prize pack bags filled with Bagallini pieces, luggage tags and other travel items. Guests had the opportunity to speak with AAA employees […]

AAA Holds TSA Precheck Event in Gastonia

You’re invited! We have made special arrangements for you, family and friends to enroll in the TSA Pre✓® program onsite at AAA Carolinas located at 3750 E. Franklin Blvd Gastonia NC 28056-5210. What:  TSA Pre✓® mobile enrollment RV – public ‘Pop up” event hosted by AAA Carolinas Where:  3750 E. Franklin Blvd Gastonia NC 28056-5210 […]