AAA: Nearly 3.6M Michiganians to travel for holidays
Dearborn – AAA projects nearly 3.6 million Michigan residents will travel more than 50 miles from home this holiday season.
The estimate released Thursday by the auto club says that’s up by 4 percent from the holiday period a year ago. Most will drive, with the rest going by air, rail, bus or other means.
AAA Michigan notes that motorists will see lower gas prices. Wednesday’s state average of $2.31 per gallon is 30 cents less than what drivers paid roughly a year ago.
The holiday travel period runs from Dec. 22 to Jan. 1. That’s a day longer than last year, since Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on Tuesdays this year.
AAA’s projections are based on economic forecasting by research firm IHS Markit.
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