Travel Agency Projects Fewer 4th of July Holiday Travelers

June 22, 2013
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AAA projections point to a decrease in Fourth of July holiday travel this year.

More than 40-million travelers are expected to hit the road — or the skies — over the five-day Independence Day holiday.  That would mark a decline of just under one percent from last year.

Most will visit relatives or friends, sightsee or go to the beach.  AAA spokesperson Jenny Robinson tells Radio PA News that more will visit national and state parks than in 2012.  One popular destination is sure to be Gettysburg National Military Park here in Pennsylvania for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, fought July 3 and 4, 1863 during our nation’s Civil War.

For statistical purposes, the holiday travel period will run from Wednesday, July 3 through Sunday, July 7 with Wednesday and Sunday expected to be the busiest travel days.

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