For most Missourians, there’s no place like home for the holidays. Meredith Terpstra, with AAA, says with the pandemic still a concern, some 34-million fewer people will travel between December 23rd and January 3rd.
The travel forecast is down 29-percent and it marks the first drop in year-end holiday travel since 2008, with the lowest expected travel volume since 2002.
Terpstra says most of us who do plan to travel will visit family, while the stay-cation appears to be the wisest and most popular option amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re wondering, the current price for a gallon of regular unleaded is just over one dollar-eighty-nine cents.