More than 2.2 million Floridians are expected to travel for the Thanksgiving Holiday, the vast majority by automobile, AAA has projected.
This represents a modest increase of 0.6 percent over last year’s Thanksgiving Holiday, which is considered between Wednesday November 21 and Sunday, November 25th.
According to AAA, 2.0 million Floridians will travel via automobile, up by 0.5 percent from last year and representing approximately 91 percent of all travelers.
Less Floridians will travel by air this Thanksgiving Holiday. AAA estimates air travel will drop by -1.8 percent to 154,246 people. On the other hand, 45,042 Floridians are expected to travel by bus and train, an increase of 13.7 percent compared to 2011.
Nationwide, AAA projects 43.6 Americans will take a trop of 50 miles or more away from home, representing a 0.7 percent increase from the 43.3 million people who traveled last year.
“Although leisure travel is forecast to make just modest gains from last year, it’s still a positive sign to see growth for the fourth year in a row,” said Brent Hubele, Vice President, AAA Travel, The Auto Club Group.