U.S. Holiday Travel Makes Comeback With Over 100 Million Drivers
(Bloomberg) -- More than 100 million Americans are forecast to hit the road this holiday season, nearing pre-pandemic levels even as gasoline prices at the pump remain close to seven-year highs.
The estimate for people planning to drive 50 miles or more between Dec. 23 and Jan. 2 represents a 28% increase from last year, when lockdowns curbed traveling, according to data on auto club AAA’s website. But the number is still 7.3% lower than two years ago.
Air travel is also picking up, with 6.4 million people forecast to fly this holiday season, more than double 2020 levels but still 13% lower than in 2019.
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