AAA’s Thanksgiving travel projections will be released Nov. 15.
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Thanksgiving travel costs have risen an average of 8% over last year at some hotels.
AAA Northeast reminds travelers to plan ahead if traveling during Thanksgiving week. A list has been compiled by AAA with top destinations booked based on flights, hotels and rental cars.
“Thanksgiving is all about spending time with family and friends, so it’s no surprise that theme park destinations top the list, with entertainment and dining accessible at a resort,” said Mary Maguire. , vice president of public and government affairs for AAA Northeast. “Chicago and Charlotte join Atlanta as hub cities for the three largest airlines – American, Delta and United – and will see a lot of activity this holiday season, as air connections and direct flights are limited and the shortage of staff still exists.
“Since travel restrictions have been lifted, we’ve seen more of a shift from rural destinations to urban cities, like New York,” Ms Maguire added. “Consumer confidence has improved, and travelers want the excitement and accessibility of big cities, along with more hotel options and greater inventory, which can sometimes mean better prices.”
Best Destinations for Thanksgiving
- Orlando, Florida
- Anaheim, California
- Vegas, NV
- New York, NY
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Phoenix, Arizona
- Dalla/Fort Worth, TX
- Denver, CO
- Chicago, IL
- Charlotte, North Carolina
AAA Northeast reminds travelers to plan ahead for a busy vacation week. The availability of flights, hotels and car rentals is filling up.