AAA Projects Over 100 Million to Travel Over the Holidays

AAA projects the number of year-end holiday travelers will top 100 million for the first time on record. Nearly one in three Americans will take a trip this holiday season, with 100.5 million expected to journey 50 miles or more from home. This represents a 1.4 percent increase over last year and the seventh consecutive year of year-end holiday travel growth. The year-end holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, December 23, 2015 to Sunday, January 3, 2016. The increase in holiday travel this year is being driven by continued improvement in the labor market combined with rising household incomes. Reduced gas prices are also fueling increased travel trends.

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