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AAA: Expect busiest holiday travel season on record

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CINCINNATI (FOX19) -

Thanks to lower airfare and cheaper gas, a record-setting number of Ohioans will be traveling for the holiday season, according to AAA.

3.5 million Ohioans will take advantage of the five-year low gas prices and travel by automobile – that's up 5.2 percent from last year.

The cost of a roundtrip airline ticket is down 7 percent, and travelers who planned ahead received even lower fares.

“Some of the airlines had some deals going on earlier in the year and people took advantage of those lower fares to make plans for the Christmas season,” said Cheryl Parker with AAA.

The only bad news for travelers comes in hotel rates. AAA says they're up 4 percent from last year.

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