AAA reports holiday travel to reach all time high

ORLANDO, Fla (WTNH) — A new report predicts that more people will travel this holiday season that ever before.

According to an AAA report, over 103 million Americans are planing to travel between December 23rd and January 2nd. This is an increase of 1.5 percent compared to last year’s holiday travel.

Most of those travelers will be hitting the road. Nearly 94 million people are expected to drive for the end of the year holidays, while six million are expected to fly.

The automaker says the hike is likely caused by the booming labor market and rising wages.

The declining price of gas is another initiative for travelers. So far, drivers have saved $27 billion at the gas pumps this year compared to this time last year. By New Year’s Day, gas prices will be the second lowest they’ve ever been since they were $1.62 per gallon back in 2009.

According to AAA’s Leisure Travel Index, the cost of traveling by air will be mixed. The average price for most domestic routes will be about $204 for round trip tickets.



WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s