AAA: Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Volume to Break 12-year Record

Thanksgiving 2017 Will See the Most Travelers in 12 Years

Thanksgiving 2017 Will See the Most Travelers in 12 Years

More than 50 million Thanksgiving revelers are expected to hit the road this year, marking the holiday's busiest travel weekend since 2005, according to AAA's annual travel forecast released Thursday.

People may be beating the long lines this weekend before the real travel rush kicks in Wednesday, which is the peak travel day for Thanksgiving, according to AAA. He says that large number is due in part to a strong economy and because consumer confidence is up. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is considered to be Wednesday through Sunday.

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Tidwell said the increase in the number of travelers from the Wilkes-Barre region taking to the roads, air and other modes of transport, mirrors the national trend. "Our projection is there will be a 5.3 percent increase in boardings". This week, the statewide average increased 1.2 cents to $2.409 per gallon. Today, the average is $2.58, but AAA expects the price will still be lower than what drivers were paying earlier this month.

AAA expects almost 51 million Americans to hit the road for Thanksgiving travel next week, the highest volume for Turkey Day travel in a dozen years.

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Those driving over the holiday should keep in mind that the cost of fueling is up.

Two Florida cities - Orlando and Fort Lauderdale - are expected to rank among the county's top 10 Thanksgiving destinations, AAA said. "This should set the table for small discounts at the pump, before the holiday arrives".

"Idaho has experienced a seasonal price drop, but it's been slower than in recent years", Conde said.

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