North Dakota and Minnesota residents planning to travel more than the national average for Thanksgiving

Courtesy: ND AAA
Courtesy: ND AAA

(Bismarck, ND) -- More North Dakotans are expected to travel for Thanksgiving this year compared to the national average.

The figures come from AAA, showing an estimated 55.4 million people will be traveling for Thanksgiving nationally, or roughly 16% of the population. Compared to North Dakota and Minnesota, an estimated 19.9% of people will be hitting the road, traveling to an airport, or taking another way to their holiday destination around the dinner table. 

"Travel demand has been strong all year and that trend will continue with one of the busiest Thanksgivings on record,” said Debbie Haas, Vice President of Travel for AAA – The Auto Club Group. “With more people taking to the roads, skies, rails and sea, travelers should expect congested roads and longer lines at transportation terminals. AAA encourages travelers to develop their plan now, leave early, and be courteous to others.”

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