AAA: 2017 to have most Thanksgiving travelers in 12 years

17 November, 2017, 01:55 | Author: Terri Saunders
  • AAA: 2017 to have most Thanksgiving travelers in 12 years

AAA says Orlando is America's most popular travel destination over the holiday, while Hertz says it is expected to be the busiest airport in the nation in terms of auto rentals.

Martha Mitchell Meade, manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic, attributed the increase in travelers to more money to spend.

In Florida, more than 2.6 million residents will travel at least 50 miles from their home for the holiday, a 3.2 percent increase over previous year.

This would despite the fact that gas prices are the highest since Thanksgiving 2014. This also marks the eighth consecutive year of growth for Thanksgiving travel in MI as more people take to the nation's roads, skies, rails and waterways. "Although some people may adjust food expenses or other line items in their travel budget, we don't expect fuel prices to stop people from visiting friends and family this Thanksgiving".

Past year heading into Thanksgiving weekend, Wisconsin averaged $2.03 for a gallon of gas.

"When consumer confidence is high, more people are willing to travel, even if it means taking on debt", says AAA Idaho spokesman Matthew Conde.

Springfield averages $2.54 a gallon, according to AAA.

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"Gas prices still aren't awful", said Haugh.

"Overall, for the nation, we're looking at 51 million Americans that are planning on getting out for Thanksgiving", said Haugh.

"Thanksgiving kicks off the start of what will likely become the busiest holiday season in more than a decade", said Vicky Evans, AAA's Assistant Vice President of Travel Sales Development.

Meanwhile, Thanksgiving travelers who fly this holiday are expected to pay the lowest fares in five years for round-trip tickets on the top 40 domestic routes.

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

Orlando is the No. 1 Thanksgiving destination, followed by Anaheim, California, New York City, Honolulu and Las Vegas.

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