AAA Sees 92.3 Million Americans Traveling Over Holidays
The figure is a 3.1% increase from the 89.5 million who traveled in the holiday season of 2009, AAA said in a statement.
"It's great to see so many Americans taking to the roads, rails and skies this holiday season," said Glen MacDonell, director, AAA Travel Services. "After a challenging year in 2009, a modestly improved economic environment and pent-up demand resulted in more Americans traveling in 2010, and the year-end holidays are no exception."
This is the fifth straight year that AAA has predicted an increase in the number of travelers.
More than 90% of travelers will drive to their holiday destination, while 2.75 million people will travel by air. The rest are expected to travel by modes including rail, bus and watercraft.