AAA: Holiday travel expected to be up from last year

Posted by Debra Worley - email

NATIONWIDE (WECT) - A report released by AAA shows more people plan to travel for Christmas and New Year's this year than in 2008.

According to AAA 87.7 million Americans are expected to drive or fly more than 50 miles from home, which is up almost 4% from the same period last year.

"The year-end holidays have witnessed declines over the past two years as many Americans curbed travel plans, but this coming holiday season promises to be different," the group said in a statement.

The travel service says travel during the winter holidays is a sign consumers are growing more confident in their personal financial situations.

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