Thanksgiving Travel

Some 41 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday period, down 1.4 percent from last year, according to the AAA. This marks the first decline in Thanksgiving travel since 2002, also a time of economic challenge. It’s also the fourth consecutive travel holiday this year with a year-to-year decline in the number of travelers. More than 33.2 million motorists are expected to hit the road this Thanksgiving, a 1.2 percent decrease on last year. Another 4.54 million plan to travel by air and the remainder by train, bus or other transportation. According to AAA’s Leisure Travel Index (LTI), Thanksgiving holiday travelers can expect to pay more for airfares and car rentals this year. On average, car rental prices are four percent higher than a year ago, though prices vary from location to location. For anyone renting a car it’s important to double-check insurance coverage before you get to the rental car counter. Check out I.I.I. information on car rentals and insurance coverage. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

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