Low gas prices may spur holiday travel - KOTA Territory News

Low gas prices may spur holiday travel


Gas prices have sagged to the lowest level since this early summer, and while those of us who plan to travel this holiday weekend are thankful, we're paying close to what we were this time last year.

So, how will that affect travel plans?
The average gas price in South Dakota is $3.33/a gallon, just under last years Thanksgiving rate of $3.42.
With good news like that, surveys indicate that at least 50% of travelers will drive just as much as they did last year during the holidays.

In Rapid City, many travelers still say they feel the cost of their get-away would rack up quite a total no matter what mode of transportation they choose.
"As I go through other cities and other towns, their [gas prices] are up and down, but this it he lowest I've seen in some time," said Preston Withrow, of Rapid City.
"Airlines prices are really up this year, and some people travel to Denver for a cheaper flight but that's kinda costly too," said Mike Causey, of Rapid City.
Nationwide, gas prices on the Thanksgiving holiday are expected to the highest they've ever been at around $3.43/per gallon.

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