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AAA Holiday Travel Tips

As seen on the FOX19 Morning News on Monday Nov. 24th. 

According to AAA's Leisure Travel Index (LTI), which is based on available rates this holiday, Thanksgiving holiday travelers can expect to pay more for airfares and car rentals this year. Air passengers can expect airfares eight percent higher than last year. AAA advises travelers that many changes have occurred since the last holiday travel season. Most airlines continue to charge fees for checked baggage and other previously complimentary services like beverages and snacks. Travelers should check with the airline or their travel counselor about any additional fees for their trip.

On average, car rental prices are four percent higher than a year ago for the same period. Car rental rates vary from location to location, so some cities in AAA's LTI show significant increases when compared to last year, while others show significant decreases. AAA's index for car rentals is based on the average lowest intermediate size car daily rate in 20 U.S. airport locations. The rates do not include sales tax, insurance and other miscellaneous charges.

Thanksgiving travelers across the country, however, will find bargains when looking to book their hotel stay this year. Rates for AAA Three Diamond hotels are down an average of 10 percent compared to last year.

The greatest number of automobile travelers this Thanksgiving holiday will originate in the Southeast with 8.8 million, followed by the West with 6.9 million; Midwest, 6.5 million; Great Lakes, 6.1 million; and Northeast, 4.8 million.

The Southeast is expected to produce the largest number of air travelers with 1.176 million, followed by the West with 1.172 million; Northeast, 882,000; Midwest, 731,000; and Great Lakes, 575,000.

The AAA Fuel Gauge Report Web site lists average daily prices for the nation, all 50 states and more than 250 localities for all grades of gasoline.

Research for Thanksgiving weekend holiday travel projections are derived from the Travel Industry Association's (TIA) Holiday Travel Forecast Model. The model was developed based on consumer travel intentions and TIA's quarterly travel forecast data. The travel intentions data are collected through an online survey of over 2,000 adults nationwide, supplemented by an additional 6,500 Americans surveyed from the top 10 states of origin in the United States. Historical travel volume and other economic data such as GDP, disposable income, employment and travel costs (including fuel prices) are also incorporated into the model. Analysis of the data and the forecasts are produced by the Travel Industry Association, which conducts special research for AAA.

As North America's largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 51 million members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding in 1902, the not-for-profit, fully tax-paying AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers. AAA clubs can be visited on the Internet here.

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