Traffic Delays, Road Construction Make Thanksgiving Traveling Troublesome

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 19, 1999 — Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go. Aahh, the good old days when travel consisted of people leisurely going from one destination to another. Today with superhighways, endless construction, increased speed limits and road rage, traveling has never been so stressful.

According to a recent survey* commissioned by Microsoft® Expedia® Streets & Trips 2000, Thanksgiving is the most popular holiday of the year to travel. Making sure that travelers reach their final destinations safely and with as little stress as possible requires thorough planning.

Expedia Streets & Trips 2000 helps in the trip planning stage and offers many additional options – from up-to-the-minute construction and detour updates, online reservations for airline tickets and hotels, turn-by-turn directions and points of interest, and attractions that the kids will enjoy. Expedia Streets & Trips 2000 offers a comprehensive array of maps, directions and travel planning services available in one package – with more than 6 million miles of local, city and state roads as well as driving directions to virtually any address in the United States.

So before travelers let the Thanksgiving holiday get the best of them behind the wheel, they should remember that mapping products like Expedia Streets & Trips 2000 can help relieve their stress as they make their way through the holidays and into the next century.

*Source: CARAVAN Opinion Research Corp. International, May 27-30, 1999. The survey was conducted to 1,010 people, with a confidence level of +/- 3 percent (or 95 percent).

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