holiday travel http://wvxu.org en AAA says optimistic Americans fueling Fourth of July travel numbers http://wvxu.org/post/aaa-says-optimistic-americans-fueling-fourth-july-travel-numbers <p>If you're packed and ready to take a trip for the Fourth of July, you'll be in good company.&nbsp; AAA projects 41 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home for the holiday weekend.&nbsp; AAA Corporate Public Affairs Manager Cheryl Parker says that's a 1.9 percent increase from last year and a 14 percent increase compared to the Memorial Day travel period.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Mark Heyne 28551 at http://wvxu.org AAA says optimistic Americans fueling Fourth of July travel numbers AAA forecasting slight decline for Thanksgiving travel http://wvxu.org/post/aaa-forecasting-slight-decline-thanksgiving-travel <p>Lots of people will be hitting the roads or heading to the airports this Thanksgiving, but not quite as many as last year.&nbsp; AAA is forecasting more than 43 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this holiday.&nbsp; That's a 1.5 percent drop from last year.&nbsp; In Ohio, 1.6 million will be traveling, down 1.7 percent.&nbsp;</p><p>Why the decrease in travel?&nbsp; AAA spokeswoman Cheryl Parker says while the economy has been improving&nbsp; it's still sluggish.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Mark Heyne 20112 at http://wvxu.org AAA expects jump in Labor Day travel http://wvxu.org/post/aaa-expects-jump-labor-day-travel <p>If you're going out of town for the Labor Day weekend, you'll have lots of company.&nbsp; AAA is projecting&nbsp; 34.1 million Americans will be traveling at least 50 miles from home, a 4.2 percent increase from last year. Nearly 1.4 million Ohioans will also be traveling, up 3.3 percent.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Mark Heyne 16745 at http://wvxu.org Ohioans expected to hit the roads in big numbers during holiday week http://wvxu.org/post/ohioans-expected-hit-roads-big-numbers-during-holiday-week <p></p><p>If you're among the 1.7 million Ohioans AAA says are taking a vacation this Independence Day holiday, you're in good, but likely crowded, company. The auto club estimates 1.4 million Ohioans will drive more than 50 miles from home between Wednesday, July 3 and Sunday, July 7.</p><p><strong>Where are we going?</strong></p><p>Pack your patience, a majority of the top destinations listed by AAA are along the I-75 corridor.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 20:09:15 +0000 Tana Weingartner 14450 at http://wvxu.org Ohioans expected to hit the roads in big numbers during holiday week