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AAA 2019 Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Forecast

Michigan Business Network
November 15, 2019 11:00 AM

AAA: More Than 1.7 Million Michiganders Taking to the Roads and Skies this Thanksgiving

The most since 2005; INRIX predicts record delays on Wednesday

DEARBORN, Mich., (November 14, 2019) — More than 1.7 million Michiganders are expected to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday this year. Nationwide, more than 55 million travelers are making plans to kick off the holiday season with a trip of 50 miles or more away from home. This will be the second-highest Thanksgiving travel volume since AAA began tracking in 2000, trailing only the record set in 2005. Overall, an additional 1.6 million more people will travel compared with last year, a 2.9% increase. The vast majority of holiday travelers will drive to their destinations and, INRIX, a global transportation analytics company, expects Wednesday afternoon to be the worst travel period nationally, with trips taking as much at four times longer than normal in major metros.

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A Review of Historic Tourism Data

Michigan Business Beat
November 6, 2019 3:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes Jack Schripsema President/CEO of Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau back to the studio, to review new Historic Tourism Data from local economic impact studies.

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Treetops: Great time to be up-north in Michigan!

Michigan Business Beat
October 22, 2019 11:00 AM

Chris Holman welcomes Barry Owens, General Manager of Treetops Resort to talk about the great year it resort has been having along with Pure MI fall travel news. It is also the Shoulder Season; there’s Fall fun with Farm 2 Fork harvest dinners paired with Golf and spectacular colors! It's a great time to be up-north in Michigan!

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AAA NEWS RELEASE : Americans Are Loving International Travel

Michigan Business Network
October 18, 2019 12:00 PM

AAA: Americans Are Loving International Travel, as Millions Make Plans to Travel Overseas

AAA recommends travelers consider an International Driving Permit as part of their vacation planning

 

 

DEARBORN, Mich., (October 17, 2019) — One-quarter of Americans plan to take an international vacation over the next 18 months, according to a recent AAA Travel survey. AAA’s advance travel booking data suggests that many travelers will head to popular European destinations like Rome, London, Dublin and Paris, and warm-weather locales in Mexico and the Caribbean, including Cancun, Montego Bay and Punta Cana, with most travelers in search of unique experiences.

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Michigan Festivals And Events for October 2019

Party @ MI Place
October 3, 2019 4:00 PM

Michigan Festivals and Events Association presents:
October Event Listings

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NEWS RELEASE: Pure Michigan and Short’s Brewing Company Partner on All-Michigan IPA to Inspire Fall Travel

Michigan Business Network
September 25, 2019 10:00 AM

LANSING, Mich. – To commemorate the first official day of fall and inspire travel during the season, Pure Michigan and Short’s Brewing Company have teamed up to create Pure Michigan Autumn IPA, a first-of-its-kind IPA that highlights the state’s agricultural bounty and nationally-recognized craft beer industry.

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NEWS RELEASE: Battle for the Mitten Event Brings Big Ten Double-Header Rugby Match to Downtown Lansing

Michigan Business Network
September 24, 2019 3:00 PM

LANSING, Mich.— The Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA), and the Michigan State University rugby team are pleased to announce the return of the Battle for the Mitten Rugby Invitational on September 27, 2019 at Cooley Law School Stadium in downtown Lansing.

Building upon the success of last year’s inaugural event, the tournament is now expanded to include Midwest rugby powerhouses Indiana University and Ohio State University. The Buckeyes and the Hoosiers will lock horns at 5 p.m. and then, heated in-state rivals MSU and Michigan will take the field for the premier match-up at 7 p.m.

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Take an Adventure in Pure Michigan This Fall

Michigan Business Network
September 20, 2019 2:00 PM

  • Pure Michigan promotes fall travel to national audience for first time
  • Ad campaign reminds us that fall is a perfect time to explore Michigan’s hidden gems


LANSING, Mich. – Summer may be coming to an end, but it doesn’t mean Michigan travel adventures have to. This fall, Pure Michigan will promote fall travel to both national and regional audiences to remind travelers to connect with all the beauty and adventure that await in Pure Michigan during the fall season.

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Michigan Festivals And Events for September 2019

Party @ MI Place
August 26, 2019 11:00 AM

 

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Michigan Festivals And Events for August 2019

Party @ MI Place
July 26, 2019 1:00 PM

 

 

 

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