Thanksgiving Travel Expected To Go Up This Year

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A new forecast says 4.4 percent more Ohioans will take Thanksgiving trips this year because people who stayed home the last three years will hit the road.

Auto club AAA said Thursday that the economy is still a big concern and consumer confidence remains low. But the group's survey found most people don't plan to let the economy affect their Thanksgiving travel this year.

According to AAA, trips at least 50 miles from home will be taken next week by more than 1.65 million Ohioans. That's up from the 1.58 million people in Ohio who went away last Thanksgiving.

The auto club says Ohio Thanksgiving travel has been rebounding after dropping nearly 25 percent when the recession hit in 2008.