Confidence in economy fueling Thanksgiving travel season
24 November, 2017, 01:11 | Author: Regina Lloyd
Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season for many in the Denver metro area, and - along with all the shopping, cooking and merrymaking - comes tough decision-making, like when to hit the road to avoid that increasingly gnarly I-25 traffic.
Tennesseans make up 1.16 million of those travelers.
And while the number of travelers may be up this year, the price is surprisingly down. "More importantly, people just love to come to Maine. People want to give themselves definitely, extra time, to make sure that they can get through those security lines and get to their destination", Nobile said. That number is the highest volume in more than a decade. Last year, the MTA reported 257,000 tolls paid, which was 4 percent higher than 2015.
"To get to JFK Airport, it's going to take you on average one hour and 54 minutes to get to your destination", Sinclair said. The group says it's roughly a 3.5 percent increase over 2016 and the most travelers since 2007.
Last year, the average price of a gallon of regular gas was about $2. The national average is $2.53 per gallon, according to gasbuddy.com.
"A strong economy and labor market are generating rising incomes, driving up the confidence in consumers who are more willing to spend on travel this year", said Tracy Noble, spokesperson for AAA Mid-Atlantic, in a release by AAA. The average price increased by 14 percent to $176 per night.
AAA Carolinas projects that 2.1 million Carolinians will journey 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, including 700,000 from SC, which means it's important to plan your Turkey Day departure time to avoid traffic. About 89 percent of holiday travelers, or 45.5 million, will be hitting the road. AAA estimates the worst time to travel in and around Detroit will be Tuesday, from 3 p.m.to 5:30 p.m. At $70/day, the daily vehicle rental average is 34 percent more than a year ago and the highest rate for Thanksgiving weekend since 2013.
AAA predicts drivers will experience the greatest amount of congestion during the afternoon and early evening-as early as Tuesday of Thanksgiving week-as commuters mix with holiday travelers.
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