Travel on Thanksgiving will be on the lighter side this year as AAA Montana anticipates a 10 percent drop in travel nationwide — the most extensive one year decrease since the 2008 Great Recession.

AAA Utah expected up to 50 million Americans to travel for Thanksgiving — a drop from 55 million in 2019. However, the number of travelers will be even lower as Americans monitor and respond to the public health landscape.

“The wait-and-see approach travel trend continues to impact travel decisions,” said Aldo Vazquez, AAA Montana Spokesperson. “The decision to travel is a personal one. For those who are considering making a trip, the majority will go by car, which provides the flexibility to modify holiday travel plans up until the day of departure.”

AAA expects to rescue more than 413,000 Americans nationwide over the Thanksgiving holiday travel period. Drivers should ensure their vehicles are road-ready before embarking on a road trip. Drive to a AAA owned or Approved Auto Repair Center for a pre-trip inspection.


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