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Millions head ho,ho,home for the holidays

Nearly four out of 10 in region to take a year-end trip in this region

TOPEKA – The year-end holiday blitz is about to commence. 94.5 million travelers, nationally, will venture at least 50 miles from home over the year-end holiday period, nearly three out of every 10 Americans. However, in the West North Central Region, of which Kansas is a part, nearly four out of every ten are traveling. That’s almost 8 million Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, the Dakotas and Minnesota travelers.
The American Automobile Association’s national year-end holiday travel forecast represents a slight increase, 0.6 percent, compared to 2012. However for this region, the West North Central, the increase is ...

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