AAA projects 43.4 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
That’s a decrease of 1.5 percent from the 44 million people who traveled last year. This decrease falls just shy of last Thanksgiving’s four-year peak since the recession-driven declines in 2008-09, when Thanksgiving travel fell by 25 percent.
The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 27, to Monday, Dec. 2.
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“As a mentor, you will make a difference and help students receive a tnAchieves scholarship and make it to college,” said Allen Lutz, education and workforce development specialist for The Roane Alliance.