Maximum Number of People Expected to Travel During this Year’s Holiday Season Since 2007
Its time for the busiest travel period as this year's holiday season approaches.
The travel group, AAA Mid-Atlantic said in its holiday travel forecast, that 46.3 million travellers are expected to travel nationwide. To celebrate Thanksgiving, people are expected to travel from 50 miles to greater distances this week. The agency forecast that 1.3 million people will be travelling in Virginia alone during the holiday. The number of travellers nationwide is expected to be the highest since 2007. This was the year just before the Great Recession started.
The number of Virginians who are expected to travel this year for the holiday is 3.4 percent more than seen in the previous year.
AAA's Martha Mitchell Meade, said that improvement in the number of employment along with the low prices of gas were the two major reasons which have given the Americans a positive approach towards travelling for the Thanksgiving holiday. The number of travellers using car or plane for their journey has increased. Martha Mitchell said "Increased consumer confidence is spurring the increase." Virginia Department of Transportation will be lifting some lane closures which have been placed in most of the key highway routes as well as interstate projects in order to allow the heavy holiday traffic move smoothly.
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