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AAA: Thanksgiving Travel Flat This Year

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

AAA says about 5.4 million Californians plan to travel 50-miles or more for the holiday this week. That's only a 0.6% increase from last year.

"But it's still an increase which means that Californians are not canceling their travel as we saw (in) 2008, that was quite a struggle."

AAA's Cynthia Harris says most people will be driving…about the same number as last year. The percentage of people flying is down 1.8% from 2011.
The only real increase - by double-digits - is the number of people traveling by "other modes of transportation:"
"…which includes: boats, trains, cruises, motorcycle. And this is an increase of 11% compared to last year. So it just shows that people are being very creative of how they travel."
Harris says if you plan on staying at a hotel, the average cost is $143 per night.
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