BISMARCK, N.D. — AAA is projecting that about one-fifth of residents in the region that includes the Upper Midwest will be traveling this Thanksgiving.
The travel organization says the seven-state region that includes North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota will see the greatest share of people traveling over the holiday — 19.5 percent, compared with 15.6 percent nationally.
AAA says more than 90 percent of travelers in the region will travel by vehicle, while about 5 percent will fly. The rest will take trains, buses or cruises.
Thanksgiving travel regionally and nationally is expected to be up 3 percent from last year. AAA cites a strong economy and labor market that are generating rising incomes and higher consumer confidence.