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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

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