Thanksgiving Travel Numbers Expected To Drop Slightly

Bing now pulls in TripAdvisor results for travel searches

The annual forecast by AAA predicts 43.4 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home for the holiday, a 1.5% decrease from last year. Still, the Auto Club noted that the travel volume would still be the second highest since the recession dropped travel numbers dramatically in 2008 and 2009. "Economic growth remains muted, showing only marginal improvements from a year ago, while the labor market continues to struggle to maintain a meaningful pace of job creation," the study said in explaining the decline in travel volume. Although gasoline prices nationwide have dropped about 25 cents since the same period last year, the Auto Club said it didn't expect pump prices to have a major effect on travel numbers. About 90% of Thanksgiving travelers are venturing out by car, with another 7% traveling by airplane and the remaining 3% traveling by bus, train or boat. The Automobile Club of Southern California expects to release its forecast for travel from the region on Friday.<br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit,0,388755.story

Clicking on the rating takes you to TripAdvisors website for more detailed user reviews. TripAdvisor star ratings now appear within Bing search results. Bing also pulls TripAdvisor ratings into its own business listing pages, so if you click Details for any listing, youll see individual reviews from both TripAdvisor and CitySearch. TripAdvisors data has made its way into Bings travel search sidebar as well. Search for a hotel, and on the right side of the screen, you can pick your travel dates and look up a list of rates. TripAdvisors star ratings appear directly in the results.<br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

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