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Tennessee Consumer Affairs Offers Tips for a Scam-Free Summer Vacation

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – With Memorial Day (May 28th) kicking off the unofficial start of summer vacation season, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs urges consumers to be on the lookout for scammers and identity thieves who target summer travelers. 

It's Summer Vacation Time.

It’s Summer Vacation Time.

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Tennessee Consumer Affairs says Beware Vacation Rental Scams

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer AffairsNashville, TN – Summertime is the ideal season for road trips and mini-vacations. However, traveling away from the security and protection of your home can make you vulnerable to scammers and identity thieves.

The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance’s (TDCI) Division of Consumer Affairs offers tips to help consumers avoid vacation rental scams when preparing for fun during the summer season.

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office shares Hotel Safety Tips for Travelers

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – As the school year wraps up, many Tennesseans are turning their attention to family vacations. The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office reminds travelers to incorporate fire safety into travel plans before hitting the road for summer vacation.

“Hotels and motels become a home away from home for travelers, so it is important to become familiar with new surroundings and to have a plan in place should an emergency arise,” said Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak.

Hotel Safety Tips for Travelers. (AAA)

Hotel Safety Tips for Travelers. (AAA)

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AAA Survey shows 8% Increase in Summer Travelers

 

Majority of travelers to vacation between 4-7 days

AAATampa, FL – The summer travel season kicked off with what was forecast to be the most traveled Memorial Day weekend in a decade. Now, a new AAA Consumer Pulse™ survey shows growth in summer traveler plans as well.

More than three quarters (77%) of Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee residents plan to take at least one summer vacation trip this year between the months of May and September, according to the survey. More than half (56%) of vacation plans will run from 4-7 days.

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Fun Ways for Kids to Learn during Summer Vacation

 

Clarksville, TN – According to research by Harris Cooper of Duke University, the average student loses at least a month’s worth of learning over the summer. Math skills are supposed to take a greater hit than other subjects. What can you do to help your child avoid the slippery slope?

First, make every day a learning experience. If appropriate, have your child take classes in summer school or go to vacation Bible school. In addition, everyday activities can teach many things to children. «Read the rest of this article»

 

AAA says Summer Road Trips could be Cheapest since 2009

 

Gas prices remain volatile but could soon be on the decline

AAATampa, FL – Gas prices continue to fluctuate as refineries begin to move out of the spring maintenance season and prepare for the summer driving season.

The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.39, down a fraction of a cent from last week. Motorists continue to enjoy significant year-over-year savings, paying $1.24 per gallon less than last year.

Gas Prices have fallen over a dollar since this time last year.

Gas Prices have fallen over a dollar since this time last year.

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Imagine the school year without a Summer Break

 

Frazier AllenClarksville, TN – For millions of students, summer vacation is quickly coming to a close. But the summer vacation hasn’t always been the birthright of American schoolchildren. In the early 1800s, rural schools operated from December to March and from mid-May to August.

The idea was that in early America, children and adults alike helped with planting in the spring and harvesting in the fall. Urban schools, meanwhile, operated nearly year-round.

Eventually, the two calendars were combined to provide for more continuous instruction, and the summer emerged as the best time for a break for professional (the teachers needed the break), economical (the school year blended well with the agrarian calendar) and health reasons (physicians had concerns about disease and the summer heat). «Read the rest of this article»

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Fun Ways for Kids to Learn during Summer Vacation

 

According to research by Harris Cooper of Duke University, the average student loses at least a month’s worth of learning over the summer. Math skills are supposed to take a greater hit than other subjects. What can you do to help your child avoid the slippery slope?

First, make every day a learning experience. If appropriate, have your child take classes in summer school or go to vacation Bible school. In addition, everyday activities can teach many things to children. «Read the rest of this article»

 



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