AAA Predicting Fewer Travelers This Holiday

AAA Predicting Fewer Travelers This Holiday

AAA is predicting that fewer people will travel this year over the Independence Day Holiday.  40.8 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home over the holiday. That is a 0.8 percent decrease from the 41.1 million who traveled last year.  Fewer are expected to travel by car, while slightly more are expected to travel by plane.  AAA predicts 128,600 South Dakotans will travel over the holiday.  That’s down about one percent from last year.  Eighty-six percent of South Dakota travelers will go by car, pickup or RV.  AAA thinks the dip in people hitting the road is mostly due to a shorter holiday period. This year the Fourth of July holiday lands on a Thursday. Last year was a six-day holiday period with the holiday falling on a Wednesday.

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