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.

 

 

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