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12/16/04

Holiday Travel To Set Record

by Donna McCollum

Christmas and News Year's Day both fall on a Saturday this year. That means Americans are expected to travel in record numbers this holiday season.

If you're planning to drive more than 50 miles from home during the holidays, you won't be alone. About 63 million people in the U.S. are expected to make weekend getaways to be with friends and family.

The majority will travel by car. AAA reports gas prices are higher than a year ago, but down from last month. Competition has pushed airfares down. Also lower are hotel rates.

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