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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

ALBANY,  GA (WALB) – Expect to see more traffic on the roads this holiday season. Holiday travel is expected to increase by 3.2% in Georgia. Overall, 2.7 million Georgians are expected to travel at least 50 miles or more this year and drivers feel like that's a sign the economy is getting better.

Every Christmas Carolyn Allen travels to the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee.

"I always love to go to Gatlinburg," says Allen.  

She says she isn't letting high gas prices ruin the 10 year old tradition she has with her family.

"Myself, my daughter, her husband, and my one and only Grandson all go," says Allen.

They'll all be there to make the trip to Gatlinburg next week along with 2.7 million other Georgians even though AAA expects regular gas to sit between $2.85 and $2.95, not exactly cheap.

"It's a thing we do every year and we just go and enjoy," says Allen.

Nicolas Carter is a student at ASU. It's worth it to him to dish out a few extra bucks for the gas tank to see his relatives.

"My whole family will be up there, we decided to celebrate in Atlanta this year," he says.

And they have big plans for relaxation and fellowship.

"There will be a lot of sitting back, a lot of football, basketball and eating, all the good stuff," says Carter.

The ones staying put are the minority. Travel nationwide is projected to increase by 3.1% from last year. People are also traveling longer distances this year and when they get to their destination, they should be spending more money on shopping, entertainment, and lodging.@

Air travel is also expected to increase by 2.9%.


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