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Despite Omicron A Surge In Holiday Travel

Travelers who cancelled getaways and get-togethers for last year’s holiday season, because of the pandemic, are making up for lost time. Triple A of Northern California is predicting a 90-percent recovery to pre-pandemic levels. Spokesman Sergio Avila says that’s especially true for flying…

click to listen to Sergio Avila

And with vaccines widely available, Avila says conditions are much different and many people feel a greater level of comfort. Many are still mindful of the new omicron variant. But a lot of travellers had already made their reservations before the recent surge. As for driving 50 miles or more to a destination, Avila says 88-percent of the 14-million predicted to travel are expected to hit the road between now and January second. That’s about four-million more than a year ago, and only one-million fewer than 2019. But traffic congestion is spread out more, with not as many major delays…

click to listen to Sergio Avila

And that’s despite gas costing as much as a-dollar-25 more a gallon, compared to a year ago.

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