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AAA predicts more Americans will travel for this Independence Day than ever before. A record-breaking 46.9 million people will journey 50 miles or more away from home, a 5 percent increase from last year and the most travelers for the holiday since AAA began tracking 18 years ago.
The Independence Day holiday period is defined as Tuesday, July 3 to Sunday, July 8. For the 39.7 million Americans planning a Fourth of July road trip, Tuesday will be the busiest day. INRIX, a global transportation analytics company, predicts travel times in the most congested cities in the U.S. could be twice as long as the normal trip.
“We are already seeing a busy summer travel season and Independence Day will be no exception,” said Vicky Evans, Assistant Vice President, Travel Sales Development, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “Consumers remain confident in the economy and have additional disposable income to put toward a summer getaway.”
In addition to strong economic variables, the expected increase in travelers this year is aided by Independence Day landing on a Wednesday, giving travelers more flexibility to schedule a trip the weekend before or after the holiday.
By the Numbers: 2018 Independence Day holiday travel forecast
Total travelers: U.S. – 46.9 million Americans will travel for Independence Day, 5.3 percent more than last year.
Georgia – Nearly 1.4 million Georgians will travel for during