Tri-State Residents Get Head Start On Holiday Travel
NEW JERSEY (CBSNewYork/AP) – With Christmas just around the corner many in the Tri-State area are getting a jump on their holiday travel.
As 1010 WINS’ Gary Baumgarten reported Friday, AAA is predicting Christmas this year will be the busiest for travel in U.S. history.
According to AAA, nearly 95 million Americans are expected to travel 50 miles or more during the holiday period, which runs from Saturday through Jan. 1.
AAA spokeswoman Heather Hunter said more than 90 percent of travelers will get to their Christmas destinations by car.
One thing holiday travelers have on their side this year is a mid-week Christmas. “When a holiday falls on a Wednesday it gives travelers more flexibility of either leaving the weekend before, or traveling right before the holiday and extending the trip through the following weekend,” Hunter said.
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