AAA estimates 41.9 million Americans will hit the road, sky and rails this Independence Day weekend– The most to travel during the Independence Day holiday since 2007.
This Independence holiday weekend is defined as Wednesday, July 1 to Sunday, July 5.
“This Independence Day, more people will get in their cars, board airplanes, and take buses, trains and cruise ships to celebrate our nation’s freedom with friends and family,” said Marshall L. Doney, AAA President. “Students all across the nation are also celebrating freedom from homework, making this an ideal time for a family vacation. Independence Day is typically the busiest summer travel holiday for this reason, and more Americans are planning a holiday getaway than any year since 2007.”
Of the 41.9 million holiday travelers, 85% are expected to take a road trip this holiday weekend.
“Although some consumers are using their recent savings on gas to pay down debt and save, overall, Americans are planning to travel in record numbers,” continued Doney. “Independence Day gas prices are expected to be the lowest in at least five years, a welcome sign for the 35.5 million people planning a holiday road trip.”
Source and image credit: AAA