The holiday season of 2019 is going to see large number of Americans hit the skies, roads or trains for a holiday with their respective families. The American Automobile Association AAA has said that a record number of 115.6 million Americans are expected to travel this holiday season. The period between December 21, 2019 to January 1, 2020, a record number of Americans are expected to take their respective desired routes. A record number of 115.6 million Americans are expected to travel and the figure is expected to be the highest number in almost 20 years.
The new figure is also expected to be the eighth consecutive record high since the AAA started tracking the holiday travel of Americans in 2001. Going by the figures it surely seems like it is going to be a big holiday season. The Hanukkah will be beginning from December 22, 2019 and will conclude on December 30, 2019. Compared to usual, an extra 4.9 million travelers are expected to move away on trains, flights and automobiles.
It is also observed that 91 percent are going on a road trip. The global transportation analysts have warned the AAA about the traffic jams that are expected to be at its peak and worst just a day after Christmas on December 26, 2019. The vice president of AAA, Paula Twidale in a statement said that the holiday excitement among the people is on a new high and unemployment is also on a new low. Twidale added that improvements have been seen in terms of disposable income as well as household net worth.
It is predicted that about 105 million Americans are going to hit the road while 3.81 million are going to go by train, cruise or bus. The children will off from school and many Americans are extending their holidays. People who are going to hit the road are advised to remain updated about the traffic updates.
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