43.6 million travelers expected over the holiday weekend, the fourth consecutive increase.
Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner the countdown is on for the most congested roads and crowded airports of the year. AAA is predicting the fourth consecutive increase in the number of Thanksgiving travelers this year, albeit on smaller budgets. The travel group expects 43.6 million Americans will hit the highways and airports over the holiday, a 0.7 percent bump over last year, reports USA Today. But whereas travelers spent on average of $544 last year, they will spend only $498 this year, according to USA Today. Ninety percent of the holiday’s travel will be done by car and 7 percent in the air, The Washington Post reported. If you’ll be one of the holiday’s 24 million flyers, click here for Transportation Security Administration…
Over the river and through the woods--despite higher gas prices. More travelers are apparently heading out on Tuesday, a day earlier than usual.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- Lisa Rossi
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
More Marylanders are expected to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday this year than in previous years, and they may be heading out earlier in the week than usual. About 871,000 Maryland residents, a 3.5 percent increase from 2010, are expected to travel 50 miles or more round trip during the period from Wednesday, Nov. 23, to Sunday, Nov. 27, according to AAA-Mid-Atlantic. This is despite the fact that gas is 47 cents higher this year than last year, data shows. “Despite the high level of unemployment and the cloud of economic uncertainty that still shrouds the nation, as well as Maryland, our forecast shows that many Marylanders do not want to miss the opportunity to spend time with loved ones on Thanksgiving Day,” said AAA Mid-Atlantic …