Confidence to travel growing despite climbing COVID-19 numbers

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Despite rising COVID-19 numbers, a new survey by AAA shows more Michiganders feeling confident to hit the road this holiday season than when the pandemic first started in March.

According to AAA, 45% of travelers say they are more confident about traveling now than earlier in the year.

The study also included that one-in-five residents are currently planning to travel during the holidays which is approximately half of the amount that traveled last year.

The study found that one-in-seven Michiganders are still undecided about traveling at all.

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