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AAA: 3.5 million Ohioans will travel for holidays

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The AAA says around 3.5 million Ohioans plan to travel 50 miles or more from home during the holiday season.

The auto club says that's an increase nearly 2% over last year. This year the holiday travel period spans 11 days - from Dec. 22 to Jan. 1 - and covers two weekends.

Nationally, 93.3 million people are expected to travel at least 50 miles. That would be an increase of 1.6% from 2011.

Year-end travel numbers have gradually improved with the economy over the past few years. This year's numbers will be the second highest in the past decade. Only 2006-2007 saw higher numbers with 93.7 million travelers nationally, including 3.7 million Ohioans.

The majority of Ohio travelers - 3.2 million - will go by car.

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