Triple-A Predicts Thanksgiving Travel Number Drop
Triple-A of Michigan.
Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Triple-A projects 43.4 million Americans are traveling 50 miles or more from home during this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, which marks a decrease of 1.5 percent from the 44 million people who traveled last year.
This decrease falls just shy of last Thanksgiving’s four-year peak since the recession-driven declines in 2008-2009 when Thanksgiving travel fell by 25 percent.
Triple-A estimates that most drivers are paying the cheapest gas prices for the Thanksgiving holiday since 2010.
The national average is at the cheapest level of the year and should continue to drop in the weeks ahead.
The decreased cost of gas will provide consumers with savings that could be used for other purposes on the trip.