Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

December 18, 2013

AAA Texas expects 7.9M to travel for holidays

From Staff Reports
Associated Press

IRVING — AAA Texas has predicted 7.9 million people statewide will be traveling during the upcoming 12-day holiday period.

The industry group on Wednesday offered the holiday travel projection for the period starting Saturday and running through Jan. 1. AAA says the number represents a 1.3 percent increase over people who traveled 50 miles or more during the comparable period last year.

Association officials say most people — about 7.3 million — are expected to travel by automobile. Texans are expected to log an average of 943 miles round trip.