Millions of Ohio residents plan to travel July 4

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OHIO — The variety of Ohioans planning to journey throughout this yr’s Independence Day weekend, July 1-July 5, might break data, in line with a brand new report from AAA.

Greater than two million residents are anticipated to hit the street, which might be the third-highest journey quantity on report for the vacation behind 2019 and 2018. 

“Journey is in full swing this summer season, as People eagerly pursue journey alternatives they’ve deferred for the final year-and-a-half,” stated Paula Twidale, senior vp of AAA Journey. “We noticed sturdy demand for journey round Memorial Day and the kick off of summer season, and all indications now level to a busy Independence Day to observe.”

Round 21% extra Ohioans are planning to take a street journey this yr in comparison with 2020. Of that group, 95% plan to journey by automobile.

“Although costs will stay above $3 a gallon, vacationers are prone to search for extra free actions or eat out much less, however nonetheless take their holidays as deliberate,” stated Jeanette C. McGee, AAA spokesperson. 

AAA estimates greater than 43 million People will drive to their locations, which might turn out to be the best on report. Round 3.5 million individuals are planning to fly, and AAA stated air journey volumes might attain 90% of pre-pandemic ranges. In comparison with final yr, air journey might improve 164%. 

In complete, 47.7 million People are anticipated to journey all through the weekend, probably changing into the second-highest journey quantity for July 4. 

Based on air and tour bookings, AAA’s report outlines these locations as the highest 10 locations this yr:

  1. Orlando, Flo.
  2. Anaheim, Cal.
  3. Denver, Col.
  4. Las Vegas, Nev.
  5. Seattle, Wash.
  6. Chicago, Ailing.
  7. New York, N.Y.
  8. Atlanta, Ga.
  9. Boston, Mass.
  10. Kahului, Maui, Hawaii

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