AAA Carolinas projects that 670,000 South Carolinians will be traveling 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving.
According to the AAA, this year’s increase is spurred by improvements in the economy during the second half of the year, including rising wages, increased consumer spending and overall strength in consumer confidence. South Carolina’s fuel prices sit at $1.99 per gallon, well under the national average of $2.14. The state’s average last year was $1.91.
The organization’s spokeswoman Tiffany Wright told South Carolina Radio Network that, while a lot of people will be traveling this week by some means, most will be doing it by car. [Read more…]