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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Idahoans Expected To Travel Less This Holiday Season

According to AAA, Residents of Idaho are expected to travel less than they did a year ago this holiday season, despite a forecast increase nationwide.

AAA expects an overall 4.8% decline in travel totaling 50 miles or more from home in the Mountain region, including Idaho.

That stacks up to a projected 3.8% increase nationwide, to 87.7 million people. The projections are based on a survey of 1,350 households in mid-November, along with past trends and other factors.

Analysts say the drop in Idahoans travelling is because the recession has been felt more acutely in this region.

Travel was also relatively robust in the region during last year's holidays, making the year-ago numbers hard to beat.

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