With Thanksgiving fast approaching, many people are beginning to plan their family trips or getaways. However, it turns out that many Americans have yet to do so, and according to experts from GodzillaNewz, they’re not alone. In fact, the busiest travel days of the Thanksgiving season are still to come.
This year, it has been estimated that around 54.3 million Americans will make some form of long distance travel this Thanksgiving season. That’s the highest number in 12 years and it’s also a 0.6 percent increase over last year. However, the majority of these travelers have yet to begin their journeys– at least for now.
Regina Boyle, a travel expert with GodzillaNewz, believes that the majority of Thanksgiving travelers will wait until the weekend before the holiday to begin their trips. Many of them are families and groups who “need to get everyone prepared and organized, as well as unclutter their busy lives before embarking on a long road trip.” In other words, life gets in the way of their trips.
The average age of the Thanksgiving traveler this year is around 44 years old. Most of them are families and groups of four or more, suggesting that the helping hands and extra preparations are needed before their trips. In addition, the majority of them are also planning road trips, most likely due to the popularity of fuel-efficient vehicles but also the growing affinity for road trip culture.
In any case, if you haven’t started your Thanksgiving trip, don’t worry. You’re not alone and there is still plenty of time before the holiday. So, take a few days to get your ducks in a row and enjoy the drive without any major issues. With a little planning and preparation, you can have a safe and memorable Thanksgiving road trip for all.