115 million Americans expected to travel over Christmas, New Year’s

WASHINGTON, DC—AAA projects 115.2 million travelers will head 50 miles or more from home over the 10-day year-end holiday travel period. This year’s total number of domestic travelers is a 2.2% increase over last year and the second highest year-end travel forecast since 2000, when AAA began tracking holiday travel. 2019 remains the busiest Christmas and New Year’s travel period […]

AAA 2023 Thanksgiving Travel Forecast: 55.4 million Americans expected to travel

WASHINGTON, DC—AAA projects that 55.4 million travelers will head 50 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday travel period. This year’s Thanksgiving forecast is an increase of 2.3% over last year and marks the third-highest Thanksgiving forecast since AAA began tracking holiday travel in 2000. The top two years were 2005 and 2019, respectively. The Thanksgiving holiday travel […]

AAA: Record-breaking travel volumes expected over Fourth of July weekend

WASHINGTON, DC—AAA projects that 50.7 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this Independence Day weekend*, setting a new record for the holiday. Domestic travel over the long weekend will increase by 2.1 million people compared to 2022. This year’s projection surpasses the previous July 4th weekend record set in 2019 of 49 million travelers. “We’ve never […]

More Americans to hit the road this summer even as gas prices hit new record highs

BALTIMORE, MD—GasBuddy has released the results of its annual summer travel survey revealing that, even with record high gasoline prices, 58% of Americans intend to road trip this summer, a rise from last summer, when gas prices were nearly $1.50 per gallon lower. While the high prices may not stand in the way of Americans summer travel plans, nearly two-thirds […]

AAA: Thanksgiving travel to rebound nearly pre-pandemic levels

BALTIMORE, MD—Airports and roads may seem jam-packed this year, as AAA predicts that about 53.4 million people will travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, up 13% from 2020. This brings travel volumes within 5% of pre-pandemic levels in 2019, with air travel almost completely recovering from its dramatic fall during the pandemic, up 80% over last year. As restrictions continue to […]

AAA: More than 47 million Americans to celebrate with Independence Day getaway

ORLANDO, FL—More than 47.7 million Americans will take to the nation’s roadways and skies this Independence Day (July 1–5), as travel volumes are expected to nearly fully recover to pre-pandemic levels, AAA reports. In fact, this will be the second-highest Independence Day travel volume on record, trailing only 2019. Overall, just 2.5% fewer Americans are expected to travel this year […]