NEEDHAM (CBS) – Even with the coronavirus pandemic, more than half of Americans are getting ready to travel for Thanksgiving, according to a new survey.
Tripadvisor says 56-percent still intend to travel for the holiday in two weeks, down 14-percent from last year.READ MORE: Massachusetts Reopening Plan: COVID Restrictions Loosen Monday, Including Restaurant Capacity
The Needham-based company found 76-percent of Americans will drive to their destination this month. Only 11-percent will fly and 22-percent booked a hotel room to be socially distant from family.READ MORE: 'In Like A Lion': March Weather Brings Drastic Swing In Temperatures This Week
People are also planning shorter trips because of the pandemic.
They expect the busiest departure day to be Thanksgiving day and Friday as the busiest return day.MORE NEWS: South Attleboro MBTA Station Closes Due To 'Deteriorating' Pedestrian Bridge
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its holiday guidance Monday, saying the “epidemic is worsening, and small household gatherings are an important contributor to the rise in COVID-19 cases.”