Holiday travel picking up for July Fourth

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By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Joushua Blount

More people are looking to travel this summer holiday now that pandemic circumstances are starting to let up some and this weekend is anticipated to be one of the busiest for travelers since 2019.

More travelers means more business, and the hospitality industry is planning to capitalize on this opportunity economically.

AAA Alabama Public Relations Manager Clay Ingram said he advises travelers to bring extra funds to pay the higher prices and plan for limited housing availability.

“if you are headed to the beach this weekend, you’re going see some pretty high prices, you know, for the hotels and the places to stay, anywhere along the Gulf Coast area,” Ingram said. “You need to be prepared for that and there’s not going to be much availability either, so if you are thinking about going, you need to plan as early as possible.”

Travelers are advised to be safe and prepared on the roads as they participate in their holiday weekend activities.

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