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Holiday Travel May Not Be as Busy as You Thought

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Thanksgiving is one of the busiest times of the year for holiday travelers, but despite lower gas prices, ABC Montana's Rob Jesselson explains how AAA is projecting this year less people will drive to other destinations to visit family and friends than in years past.

According to AAA, almost 43 and a half million people will travel more than 50 miles for the Thanksgiving holiday. It's a decrease of almost two percent from just one year ago.

For the last few months, gas prices have been on a steady decline throughout the state and are at the lowest they've been since 2010. But AAA doesn't expect the prices to entice people to travel. They say since thanksgiving is later in the month this year, people may save their money to travel for a different holiday.

The Thanksgiving travel season starts Wednesday and goes through the weekend. A majority of the travelers are expected to leave Wednesday and return on Sunday.

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