With more days and separate travel, the price of Obama¿s Hawaiian holiday soars
News from Daily Mail:

  • Obama’s Air Force One flight estimated at $ 3,271,611
  • Total travel costs for Hawaii holiday are $ 3,629,622
  • Housing comes to $ 151,200 and hotels at $ 72,216
  • Hawaii Reporter estimates total cost at $ 4,113,038

By Mike O’brien and Mark Duell

Last updated at 2:22 PM on 19th December 2011

Barack Obama’s annual vacation in Hawaii this year is likely to be his most expensive ever – and the majority of it is being funded by the taxpayer.

The President will travel separately to his family this time because he wants resolve the payroll tax cut issue before leaving Washington D.C.

First Lady Michelle took their children this weekend in a flight that co…………… continues on Daily Mail

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AAA Expects 10 Million To Hit The Road For the Holidays
News from Patch.com:

Millions of Californians are expected to hit the road and head out of town over the holidays.

While 10 million are expected to drive to and from their vacation destinations between Dec. 23 and Jan. 2, a fair number started their traveling over the weekend, according to Cynthia Harris, a spokeswoman for AAA of Northern California.

The big travel days will, of course, be next Friday and Saturday. One hint for brisk passage along freeways and airport terminals, according to Harris: Travel on Christmas Day.

A AAA survey shows that a sluggish economy is not stopping Californians from maintaining holiday traditions that involve travel over Christmas and New Year’s.

AAA predicts an estimated 11.4 million Californians will travel during this end-of-the-year holiday season, representing an overall increase of 4.1 percent compared to 2010. The majority of those people — more than 10 million — will drive, representing a 2.5 percent increase compared to last…………… continues on Patch.com

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