More Americans Will Travel This Holiday Season Than Ever Before
It’s the seventh straight year of increased travel.
This article originally appeared on fortune.com.
There will be more U.S. travelers during the holidays than ever before, according to AAA.
Data released Tuesday found that 100.5 million Americans are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home. That’s an expected 1.4% increase from 2014 and would mark the seventh consecutive year more Americans are traveling for the holidays, the travel group said in a press release.
AAA defines the year-end holiday travel period as from Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 to Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016.
“Rising incomes and low gas prices are helping to fill stockings this year,” AAA CEO Marshall Doney said in a statement, “and more people than ever will choose to spend those savings on travel this year.”
AAA cited an improving labor market and lower costs, such as gas costing less, as contributing to the increased travel. Earlier this year, more Americans since 2007 traveled for Thanksgiving.
In November, Fortune gave five hacks to help when traveling for the holidays.