AAA is forecasting that greater than 2.9 million Floridians will journey 50 miles or extra throughout this Thanksgiving vacation interval — the busiest in practically 20 years. That’s 50,000 (2%) extra Florida vacationers than final yr’s vacation and practically 22,000 (0.74%) greater than 2019.
In Florida, 2.7 million (91% of vacationers) are anticipated to take a street journey; a rise of 28,000 folks from final yr’s vacation.
“Journey remains to be roaring again from the pandemic,” stated Debbie Haas, Vice President of Journey for AAA – The Auto Membership Group. “Whereas gasoline costs and different inflationary pressures weigh on budgets, journey stays a high precedence for Individuals, significantly through the holidays. Journey spending is on the highest stage for the reason that pandemic started, which is a driving pressure behind our projections this yr. AAA expects busy roads and lengthy traces on the airport, so depart early and be versatile along with your journey plans.”