AAA projects 54.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving away, a 4.year 8 percent increase over last. As Wednesday the Thanksgiving holiday period is defined, Nov. 21, sunday to, Nov. 25.
weekend will dsicover the best Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005
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The 2018 holiday, and almost all travelers — 48.5 million — are hitting the roads.
“Individuals are traveling more because of higher wages, more disposable income, rising degrees of household wealth and declining gas prices,” said Stephanie Milani, Tennessee public affairs director for AAA, in a news release. “Gas prices have already been declining in recent weeks, and when oil prices remain low, travelers could see lower prices once we move into the vacation travel season even.”
• Nation: 54 million travelers (a rise of 4.8 percent from 2017)
• Tennessee: 1.2 million travelers (a rise of 5.1 percent from 2017)
• Nation: 48.5 million travelers (a rise of 4.8 percent from 2017)
• Tennessee: 1.18 million travelers (a rise of 5.1 percent from 2017)
• Nation: 4.27 million passengers (a rise of 5.4 percent from 2017)
• Tennessee: 39,000 passengers (a rise of 4.9 percent from 2017)
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Trains, buses and cruise ships
• Nation: 1.48 million passengers (a rise of just one 1.4 percent from 2017)
• Tennessee: 14,000 passengers (a rise of 0.2 percent from 2017)
AAA expects to rescue 360 nearly,000 motorists on the roadside this Thanksgiving. Dead batteries, lockouts and flat tires will be the best reasons AAA members will experience car trouble.
AAA recommends motorists take their vehicle to a reliable repair facility to execute any needed maintenance before moving out. Oil changes, fluid level checks, battery tire and tests inspections go quite a distance toward reducing the probability of a breakdown.
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