AAA Sees 92.3 Million Americans Traveling Over Holidays

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A total of 92.3 million American will travel 50 miles or more from home during the holidays, according to AAA.

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.


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