Around 107.3 million Americans to travel during Christmas

Published on : Friday, December 15, 2017

travelAAA, the nation’s largest motor advocacy group mentioned that the U.S travellers hitting the road, rail and skies will be the largest number on record this Christmas.

From December 23 through January 1 around 107.3 million Americans will cover 50 miles (80 km) or more reflecting a 3.1 percent increase from the year before.

This will be considered the sixth consecutive record high for the holiday season mentioned Heathrow, the Florida-based organization.

AAA Senior Vice President Bill Sutherland said that the expensive gas price are not deterring the holiday revelers to stay home.

The strong economic growth and growing confidence has fuelled holiday travel throughout the year.

There will be around 90.7 percent largest share of travel on the U.S roads. Energy traders are expected to have a close watch on it as it accounts for 10 percent of the global oil demand.

The U.S motor trips is expected to rise to 97.3 million for the holiday season showing seventh consecutive annual increases as per the AAA.



Air travel will grow by 4.1 percent to 6.4 million and will be the highest since 2004 as passengers take advantage of lower ticket prices.



After four consecutive years of share increases, air travel now accounted now for 5.9 percent of all travel.



There is a potential spur with record demand for gasoline in 2017 as motorist are on a pace to break the record for most vehicle miles driven on the U.S roads.

In 2016 the U.S. gasoline demand and vehicle miles traveled both set records .
Gas prices saw a surge of 10 percent after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, peaking on September 8 at an average of $2.67 a gallon.

The prices were at $2.45 a gallon on Thursday, up about 9 percent from a year before.

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