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Holiday travel expected to increase

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MINNEAPOLIS (KWWL)-- AAA projects more than 92 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holidays, an increase of around three percent from the 89 million who traveled a year ago.  
 
"After a challenging year in 2009, a modestly improved economic environment and pent-up demand resulted in more Americans traveling in 2010, and the year-end holidays are no exception," said Glen MacDonell, director of AAA Travel Services, in a written statement.
 
 
AAA says most holiday travelers will be hitting the roads.  More than 85 million people,  93 percent of all holiday travelers, will drive to their year-end holidays destinations.  That's a three percent jump from last year's numbers.  Meanwhile, more people are also expected to fly to their holiday destinations.  About 2.75 million travelers will take to the skies, which is also about a three percent increase from last year.
 
 
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