More travelers hitting the roads this year
Thu, 13 Dec 2012 08:36:45 GMT —
More than 25 percent of Americans will hit the road during the final weeks of December.
That's according to AAA in their year-end holidays travel forecast. More than 93 million Americans are expected to hit the road and are traveling 50 miles or more. That's more than a 1.5 percent increase over last year.
"Primary economic indicators all show modest improvement from last year and AAA is projecting an increase in the number of Americans stuffing their stockings with airline tickets and hotel reservations," said AAA President and CEO Robert Darbelnet, in a prepared statement.
Analysts says falling gas prices could be behind the increase.