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Fiscal Cliff Does Not Appear to Impact Holiday Travel Plans

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Holiday travel is one area the looming fiscal cliff does not seem to be having an impact. AAA predicts more than one in four Americans will hit the road during the final weeks of December.

For the fourth consecutive year an increasing number of Americans will brave the highways this holiday season.

Mallory Duncan is heading cross-country.

"I'm going to California where it's warm!"

AAA says more than 93 million people will travel over 50 miles, and most of them by car.

"We know it's still a very easy, flexible way for families to travel."

Falling gas prices could be pushing consumers out the door.

Nationally the average price of regular unleaded gasoline is down about 12 cents from a month ago.

AAA predicts those prices will keep dropping.

"The gas prices have an impact on the holiday, and they have gone down."

"With prices down, we'll actually get to see all the members of the family."

The money saved in gas will likely get spent on other travel related costs...

"When it comes to increasing prices, travelers planning to rent a car this holiday, may notice the biggest increase in costs. The average cost of a rental car is up 41 % compared to last year, with the average daily rate about 56 dollars."

"I'm not sure that at this time of year, if rental fleets' inventories or low or perhaps it's a price and demand issue."

The trend, however, doesn't seem to be impacting consumers' demand to spread a little holiday cheer away from home this year.

 

 

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