RIPR News
7:22 am
Tue June 28, 2011

Fourth of July travel expected to decrease

PROVIDENCE, RI – Despite declining gas prices, AAA Southern New England is projecting a drop in 4th of July travel this year.

The auto club says high fuel costs will cause an eight percent decrease in holiday travel among people who earn $50,000 a year or less.

By contrast, travel among people who earn $100,000 or more is expected to increase by 9 percent.

Close to 33-million Americans are expected to travel 50 or more miles from home during the Independence Day holiday week-end - down two-and-a-half percent from last year.

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