AAA: Christmas travel expected to increase

The number of Americans traveling at least 50 miles this Christmas is expected to increase 1.4 percent, AAA predicted.

In total, 91.9 million are projected to be traveling, AAA said. The organization looks at travel between Dec. 23 and Jan. 2.

“It’s a positive sign for the travel industry that so many Americans are planning to travel this holiday season, collectively contributing to the second-highest year-end holiday travel volume in the past ten years,” Bill Sutherland, vice president, AAA Travel Services, said in a news release. “As our lives get busier, it is so important to create opportunities for the rest and rejuvenation that result from vacation travel and connecting with family and friends, especially during the holidays.”

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