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Triple-A: About 2 million Arizonans traveling over holidays

Arizona highways and airports have already begun to fill with the nearly two million Arizonans who will take to the skies and roads this holiday season.

Triple-A of Arizona estimates that the 2012 travel season will only see a one percent increase in travelers on the road over the same time period in 2011.

“What that means is one-in-four Arizonans will be getting in the car and driving to their destination,” said Michelle Donati with Triple-A of Arizona.

Air travel is expected to see a four percent increase in travelers.

“We’re look at 137,000 Arizonans traveling by air,” Donati said.

Thanks to a 22-month low in gas prices, Donati estimated that Arizona families will spend about 10 percent less on travel in 2012 compared to 2011.


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