SOURCE: Yellow Pages Association

June 30, 2008 09:18 ET

From Spending a Day at a Local Amusement Park to an Evening at the Theater -- Yellow Pages Help Families Plan Summer "Staycations"

Yellow Pages Association Names Top Ten "Staycation" Headings Just in Time for July 4 Holiday

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ--(Marketwire - June 30, 2008) - As rising fuel prices and tight economic times cause many to rethink their typical summer vacation plans, the Yellow Pages Association™ (YPA™) advises consumers to turn to print or Internet Yellow Pages for their summer "staycation" needs.

With the July 4 holiday weekend just around the corner, high prices have many travelers considering a "staycation," which is defined by the Urban Dictionary as a vacation that is spent near one's home. Consumers find they can get more for their money by staying close to home and with the American Automobile Association predicting the average North American vacation will cost $244 per day for two people for lodging and meals, many travelers are considering alternatives.

According to YPA, the Top Ten "Staycation" Yellow Pages headings based on relevancy are:

1.   Recreational Parks
2.   Amusement Parks
3.   Golf Courses
4.   Campgrounds & RV Parks
5.   Theaters
6.   Bowling
7.   Skating Rinks
8.   Spas
9.   Museums
10.  Marinas

"You don't have to travel far to enjoy your summer vacation, save gas and money by going to local recreation areas, theaters or amusement parks," said Stephanie Hobbs, vice president of communications of YPA. "Yellow Pages directories in print and online serve as comprehensive guides for families who want to plan a short or long local 'staycation.'"

In addition to business listings, many Yellow Pages directories and online sites include community guides containing area maps, museums, theaters and annual community events.

For more information about YPA or specific Yellow Pages headings, visit http://www.ypassociation.org.

About The Yellow Pages Association

The Yellow Pages Association (YPA) is the largest trade organization of a print and digital media industry valued at more than $31 billion worldwide ($14 billion in the U.S.). Association members include Yellow Pages publishers, certified marketing representatives (CMRs) and associate members, a group of industry stakeholders that include Yellow Pages advertisers, vendors and suppliers.

Contact Information

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    Katie Fassbinder
    Young & Associates
    303-463-7705
    katief@yapr.com