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FEWER TRAVELERS EXPECTED THIS 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND

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The upcoming Independence Day holiday would ordinarily be a very busy one for vacationing Iowans, but a new estimate finds travel will be down about 15-percent this summer, compared to last year.

Mark Peterson of Triple-A Iowa, says the COVID-19 pandemic has fewer people expected to hit the road:

OC…….”see attitude” :08

With people avoiding airports and hotels, Iowa recreational vehicle dealers are reporting record sales and rentals.

OC………way to go. ;13

Airports in Iowa and at various destinations are expected to be nearly vacant.

Leisure air travel is predicted to be down 74-percent between July and September from a year ago.

Worse yet, travel by rail, bus or cruise ship is expected to fall 86-percent for the quarter, compared to 2019.