Mon Jun 26, 2017
ORLANDO, Florida - This Independence Day, a record-breaking 44.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home, taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways to honor the red, white and blue. With 1.25 million more travelers than last year, 2017 will be marked as the most traveled Independence Day holiday weekend ever, according to a story by AAA Newsroom.
“Combined, strong employment, rising incomes and higher consumer confidence bode well for the travel industry, in particular this Independence Day weekend,” AAA Senior Vice President of Travel and Publishing Bill Sutherland says. "A historic 44.2 million Americans will travel to celebrate our nation’s freedom this year, adding to an already bustling summer travel season.”
The Independence Day holiday travel period is defined as Friday, June 30 to Tuesday, July 4.
Overall, 44.2 million travelers are expected to travel this Independence Day, a 2.9 percent increase over 2016.
37.5 million Americans will drive to their destinations, an increase of 2.9 percent over last year.
3.44 million people are taking to the skies this Independence Day, increasing air travel by 4.6 percent over last year.
3.27 million travelers, an increase of 1.4 percent from 2016, will look to other modes of transportation, including cruises, trains and buses.
Additional Information: http://newsroom.aaa.com/2017/06/aaa-independence-day-will-historic-americans-travel-ever/