2.6 million Floridians to travel during Thanksgiving holiday, AAA says

AAA Mid-Atlantic: More than 1 million Marylanders expected to travel for Thanksgiving

Gas prices are 30 cents higher than previous year.

Alternate Travel: Travel by trains and other modes (including buses and cruises) is expected to increase 1.1 percent to 1.48 million travelers.

The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 22, through Sunday, Nov. 26.

An estimated 2.6 million Florida residents will travel at least 50 miles during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, according to an AAA forecast released Thursday.

"When consumer confidence is high, more people are willing to travel, even if it means taking on debt", says AAA Idaho spokesman Matthew Conde. "These factors should help fuel consumer spending and generate a strong finish for the travel industry this year".

According to AAA Mid-Atlantic, Maryland will see a 3.4 percent increase in the number of people traveling with DE seeing a comparable increase at 3.2 percent.

AAA Mid-Atlantic predicts this year's Thanksgiving holiday travel will break a 12-year record. The average fare of $157 is 23 percent lower than this time previous year.

Higher gas prices won't stop Floridians from hitting the road this Thanksgiving.

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No matter your transportation option, experts want you to know that Wednesday the day before Thanksgiving, is the worst day to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Motorists should see some relief at the pump before the holiday. All passengers should wear their seatbelts; according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 301 vehicle occupants died in traffic crashes during Thanksgiving weekend in 2015; about 50 percent of those killed weren't wearing seat belts at the time.

For those traveling the roads, a gallon of regular gas in MA averages $2.59 a gallon.

"Idaho has experienced a seasonal price drop, but it's been slower than in recent years", Conde said.

Travelers can expect to spend any "flight savings" on auto rentals. The average price increased by 14 percent to $176/night.

"I am leaving Saturday to go to IN to have Thanksgiving with my dad", she said.

Click/tap here to download the free azfamily mobile app. The top five destinations for Southern California travelers, according to a survey of the Auto Club's Travel agents, are, in this order, San Francisco, San Diego, Anaheim, the Grand Canyon, and Santa Barbara. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile. AAA's is the only rating system that uses full-time, professionally trained evaluators to inspect each property on an annual basis.

AAA's projections are based on economic forecasting and research by IHS Markit. AAA has been reporting on holiday travel trends for more than two decades.

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