WATCH: With High Prices on Nearly Everything, Thanksgiving Travelers Will Have to Dig Deep


Thanksgiving is the busiest travel day of the year and this year will be no exception.

The American Automobile Association says Americans should expect to see more people on the roads this holiday.
AAA predicts 42.5 million people will travel this Thanksgiving — a 4 percent increase from last year and the highest number of travelers since the start of the recession.
To make matters worse, prices are up on just about everything from fuel to food.
The Farm Bureau estimates the cost of Thanksgiving dinner is up 13 percent from last year.
Experts say rising fuel costs are to blame.  Gasoline is 50 percent more expensive than it was this time last year.
The high gas prices have increased the cost of all goods that need to be transported to store shelves.
Families traveling long distances will be hit the hardest in the pocketbook.
Airfare has risen 10 percent and hotel prices are up 5 percent.
“Typically, as you get closer to the holiday period, the travel prices do increase because it is such a compact travel weekend and travelers are going to be traveling over such a short period,” explained Jeanenne Tornatore, senior editor for
Source: CBN News | Charlene Israel