According to the auto club, 3.7 million Californians will travel
50 miles or more.
"This is a modest increase of 3.4% over last year."
Cynthia Harris is with AAA Northern California. She says
"modest" increases in travel numbers have been the norm over the
past four years.
"We saw a decrease throughout the entire year of travelers
in 2008. Slowly but surely the trend has been to increase in travel
numbers. We do know according to our survey that Californians still
feel caught in a fragile state of economic affairs."
The survey found that most people plan to spend less money
over the holiday weekend…including staying with family and friends
instead of a hotel.
But for people checking into a hotel, rates are expected to
average $154 a night, an increase of four percent from a year