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Travel expected to rebound this Thanksgiving


WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- More Americans will head out on the highway this Thanksgiving, according to AAA.

AAA President Bob Darbelnet says 42 million will be traveling to visit friends and family over the holiday. That's up 11 percent from last year. The rebound follows a two-year slowdown during the recession.

Darbelnet says 94 percent of this year's holiday travelers will go by car, 4 percent by air, and 2 percent by rail, bus or boat.

AAA's outlook indicates people will travel an average of 800 miles and spend about $500.

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