The Best Time To Plan Your Thanksgiving Travel, According To Google Maps Data

Don’t plan on driving the day before Thanksgiving.


It’s really interesting to be reading this Infographic in an Australian business people, in New Zealand given that neither country celebrates Thanksgiving.

Nevertheless we do all spend a lot of time trying to work out when the best times are to travel on long weekends and that’s an area I’ve been putting a lot of effort into lately.

The last thing you want to be doing on a long weekend is spending half of it stuck in traffic. You also don’t want to be cutting it short, after all that’s not the point of a long weekend.

Interesting to see a significant reduction in people driving last year vs the year before. There could of course be a lot of reasons for this and looking at what I’ve seen comparing our last long weekend in New Zealand it doesn’t appear as thought we were traveling less this year vs last year. I’m currently working through stats to try and identify what did happen through our key corridors, which is a combination of many factors. Hopefully we will be able to use this information to help people make their travel decisions on Boxing Day and 2 January.

One of the most important things is that around 40% of people don’t check travel information before they get into their cars. Why would you not want to know what traffic is like before you go?

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About Luigi Cappel

Writer for hire, marketing consultant specialising in Location Based Services. Futurist and Public Speaker Auckland, New Zealand
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