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Half of Americans travelling for Thanksgiving

Over half (56 per cent) of Americans still plan to travel for Thanksgiving.

A study by Tripadvisor has found that 56 per cent of US residents still want to head on a trip away to mark the late November holiday, but this is still down 14 per cent on last year.

However, how people travel has certainly changed as more would prefer to drive than fly to their destination, with over three quarters (76 per cent) insisting it would be a road trip.

The busiest day of travel would be on Thanksgiving Day, which falls on November 26 this year, whilst the busiest day of travelling back home would be on November 27.

Christopher Hsi, consumer market research lead analyst for Tripadvisor, said in a statement: ""Despite COVID-19 concerns, the majority of Americans are still traveling this Thanksgiving. The way in which consumers travel, however, will look very different from past years. This year, we can expect shorter trips with smaller groups of people for more intimate, close-knit gatherings. Many are taking day trips (24%) or spending one night at their destination. Americans are also continuing to avoid big cities, instead opting for warm weather and beach destinations in Southern states."

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