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Many Thanksgiving Travelers Headed to See Family

Christmas is a busier get-away period, local travel agent says.

This Thanksgiving, residents will more likely travel than go away.

“Most times, when people travel for Thanksgiving, they’re going to see their families. They go away for Christmas. They’ll go to the Caribbean or Hawaii. But Thanksgiving is predominantly family,” Allyson Tambeau, a travel agent at Travel Solutions’ downtown Westborough office, said Monday.

Interest in Thanksgiving trips is running “pretty neck and neck as far as last year,” Tambeau said.

“This is a slow period because people have already planned their vacations,” she said.

“People (who) plan to go away for Thanksgiving or Christmas plan it in May.”

Last-minute deals remain out there, though.

“There are some short cruises – three and four-day cruises.,” Tambeau said.

“They might have a problem with air, but it’s always worth a try.”

And  “if you can leave on Tuesday, leave on Tuesday,” she said.

“Wednesday is the busiest day of the year for travel,” Tambeau said.

“It’s busier than Christmas."

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