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AAA: Falling gas prices encourage holiday travel

Written by Craig Layne and Radio Pennsylvania | Dec 21, 2012 4:14 AM
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(Wilmington, Del.) -- More Pennsylvanians are expected to make holiday trips this year.

AAA Mid Atlantic's latest survey predicts a two percent spike in travel across the commonwealth over last year.

Spokeswoman Jenny Robinson says the poll also asks travelers what they plan to do while they're away.

She says eating tops the list.

"Maybe some folks don't really want to cook over the holidays, so 67 percent say they will be dining out over the holidays, and right after that, visiting with friends and relatives, 59 percent say they will be doing that," Robinson says.

Shopping, nightlife, and sightseeing round out the rundown of activities.

AAA predicts drivers will pay more to fill gas tanks this year than they did last Christmas.

The auto club says the price is still about 50 cents lower than this year's peak gas prices in April.

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