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Busy Thanksgiving travel expected

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According to travel experts AAA, they expect nearly 48.7 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles or more from home this coming Thanksgiving.

That's more than one million travelers compared to the same time in 2015.

Experts say that's a nearly 2 percent increase over last year and the most turkey day travelers since 2007 -- Nov. 23 - 27.

Experts attribute the spike in Thanksgiving travel due to improvements in the economy, including rising wages, increased consumer spending, and steady gas prices.

Despite recent increases in the national average price of gasoline, AAA believes U.S. drivers saved more than $28 billion at gas pumps this year compared to the same period last year.

(Information was provided by AAA...)

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