More Oklahomans Expected To Travel For Holiday

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - More Oklahomans are expected to travel over the Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend.

According to AAA Oklahoma, 572,800 Oklahomans are projected to take a trip next week, a 5.1 percent increase from the estimated 545,000 travelers for Thanksgiving Day 2010. About 90 percent of the travel will be done by motor vehicle.

AAA Oklahoma spokesman Chuck Mai says residents are still concerned about the economy but officials are expecting them to go visit family and friends more than they have in the past three years.

Officials expect a 2.8 percent increase in the number of Oklahomans flying to their destination.