This Holiday Is One For the Record Books!
If you’re traveling this holiday season, you’ll have something in common with 103 million other Americans! AAA reports that 2016 will have the highest holiday travel on record, with 1.5% (roughly 1.5 million) more people traveling this year.
“Tis the season for holiday travel, and this year more Americans will travel to celebrate the holidays and ring in the New Year than ever before, “ said AAA President and CEO Marshall Doney. “Rising incomes and continued low gas prices should make for a joyous holiday travel season.
So where are people traveling the most? By land? By air? By sea? Land would be the winner, with 93.6 million people hitting the road themselves. Lower gas prices mentioned by Doney have attributed to this. Air travel will increase slightly as well.
For more detailed information about these statistics, you can check out the press release here.
Remember to be safe while traveling! Weather may be a factor in some areas, so make sure you plan out enough time to reach your destination due to inclement conditions. If you happen to break down, and you’re a AAA member, please be patient as they’re expected to help 980,000 motorists this season.
We hope everything works out for all and that it’s a fantastic holiday season!