AAA has announced it
expects an increase in people traveling by motor vehicle this Thanksgiving.
Apprehensions with flying, along with significantly lower fuel prices compared
to last year, are reasons more people are expected to travel by motor vehicle.
AAA estimates 34.6 million
Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home by motor vehicle this year
as compared to 36.8 million last Thanksgiving. Overall travel during Thanksgiving
is expected to drop 6 percent, while an estimated 87 percent are expected
to travel by motor vehicle - the highest percentage ever recorded by the group.
Eighty-three percent traveled by road last Thanksgiving.
"With all the recent
doom and gloom in the travel industry, a 6 percent drop is a definite improvement
from the double-digit declines of the last two months," AAA Travel Vice
President Sandra Hughes said in a released statement.