AAA: More than 1.6M from MI plan Thanksgiving travel

Thanksgiving 2017 Will See the Most Travelers in 12 Years

Thanksgiving 2017 Will See the Most Travelers in 12 Years

Across the US 50.9 million Americans are expected to travel this Thanksgiving.

If you'll be hitting the road this Thanksgiving you'll have plenty of company, with an estimated 2.6 million Floridians expected to travel 50 miles or more. The organization said a strengthening economy and consumer confidence have prompted Americans to be willing to spend more on travel.

Gas prices are 30 cents higher than past year.

In the Mountain region (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming), travel volume is expected to top 3.7 million during this period, experts said.

Flying High: Over 82,000 Wisconsinites are forecast to take a flight. According to Kim Bridger-Hunt, Marketing Manager at Corpus Christi International Airport, " as a general rule, if you can book your air travel at least 21 days out. The 0.5 percent increase represents 286 more travelers than a year ago, and the most since 2008. Average gas prices in California stand at $3.22, up 50 cents over previous year, and nationwide, gas costs an average of $2.54, up 37 cents.

Of those 51 million people, 89 percent of those will be traveling by vehicle.

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Cheaper Airfare: Consumers will pay the cheapest average airfare since 2013.

A record 2.1 million Carolinians will be hitting the road this Thanksgiving. "This won't stop the more than 844,000 Arizonans who are planning a holiday road trip next week".

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

"The gas prices right now are fantastic", Worthen said. As of Wednesday the average was $2.52.

Travelers will pay more for AAA Three Diamond Rated hotels this holiday weekend.

For those traveling the roads, a gallon of regular gas in MA averages $2.59 a gallon. Historically, Thanksgiving Day morning experiences the lightest traffic. Prices this year are likely to be the highest since 2014, but should be lower than what motorists were paying earlier this month. "Although it will be more expensive to drive to Grandma's house compared to recent years, the current price at the pump is not high enough to deter Floridians from taking a trip".

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