WASHINGTON (AP) - More Americans are expected to head out on the
highway this Thanksgiving.
AAA president Bob Darbelnet (DAR'-behl-nay) says 42 million will
be traveling to visit family and friends over the holiday. That's
up more than 11 percent from last year. The rebound follows a
two-year slowdown during the recession.
Darbelnet says 94 percent of holiday travelers will go by car, 4
percent by air and the remaining 2 percent by rail, bus or boat.
The travel club's outlook indicates people will travel an
average of 800 miles and spend about $500 -- same as last year.