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