AAA Predicts Record-Breaking Holiday Travel

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – AAA is predicting that this holiday season will be a record-breaking year.

WEB EXTRARead AAA’s complete travel forecast (.pdf)

Numbers released Thursday morning show that 112.5 million people are expected to be traveling in the air and on the roads. That’s a 4.4 percent increase over last year’s number. It’s also the highest number of travelers since AAA started tracking holiday travel in 2001. It breaks down like this:

  • 102.1 million people are expected to travel by car
  • 6.7 million people will travel by air
  • 3.7 million will travel by trains, buses and cruise ships

Watch: AAA’s Robert Sinclair On Holiday Travel