AAA Texas expects 7.9M to travel for holidays

AAA Texas expects 7.9M to travel for holidays

AAA Texas expects 7.9M to travel for holidays

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by Associated Press

kvue.com

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 3:15 PM

IRVING, Texas (AP) -- 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.

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