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Thursday, June 21, 2018

July 4 travel to be a record breaker
A record-breaking 47 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this Independence Day holiday, a 5 percent increase over last year and the most travelers for the holiday since AAA began tracking travel 18 years ago. The Independence Day holiday period is defined as Tuesday, July 3 to Sunday, July 8, and , Tuesday will be the busiest day. Travel times in congested cities in the U.S. could be twice as long as the normal trip. “We are already seeing a busy summer travel season and Independence Day will be no exception,” says Vicky Evans of AAA . “Consumers remain confident in the economy and have additional disposable income to put toward a summer getaway.” “The increase in the number of Tennesseans traveling over the holiday will outpace the increase seen at the national level,. Nearly 90 percent, of the 927,000 Tennesseans traveling for the holiday will hit the road, although air travel has increased by nearly 6 percent over last year thanks, in part, to the lowest average airfare prices for the holiday in 5 years.” Motorists will find the most expensive Independence Day gas prices in 3-4 years, but during the 2014 holiday, a gallon of regular averaged $3.66 nationwide.


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