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AAA: Over One Million Michiganders Planning Independence Day Getaway

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With Independence Day coming up later this week, AAA Travel is projecting 41 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more to celebrate. The Independence Holiday period is defined as Wednesday, July 2 through Sunday, July 6.

In Michigan, AAA is projecting nearly 1.35 million are expected to travel during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, an increase of 2.5 percent from last year. Of those, 1.2 million people plan to travel by auto, while more than 61,000 will go by air. The remainder will travel by rail, bus or ship.

Drivers will have to pay the most expensive Independence Day gas prices in six years according to AAA. The national average is about 20 cents higher than last year which saw prices of $3.48 per gallon. Travelers in Michigan will pay even more with averages of $3.87 a gallon.

For those flying, AAA says airfares are five percent lower than last year. Those renting cars will find averages consistent with last year and hotel costs are expected to increase almost nine percent from last year.

For more information on AAA including mobile sites and links to approved hotels, click here.

 

 

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