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More Than 54 Million Americans to Travel This Thanksgiving, the Most Since 2005, Says AAA

AAA | November 8, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 8, 2018 -- AAA projects 54.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 4.8 percent increase over last year. The 2018 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume in more than a dozen years (since 2005), with 2.5 million more people taking to the nation's roads, skies, rails and waterways compared with last year. For the 48.5 million Americans planning a Thanksgiving road trip, INRIX, a global mobility analytics company, predicts travel times in the most congested cities in the U.S. could be as much as four times longer than a normal trip. "Consumer...

AAA: Nearly 47 Million Americans Will Set New Independence Day Holiday Travel Record

AAA | June 21, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla., June 21, 2018 -- A record-breaking 46.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Independence Day holiday, an increase of more than 5 percent compared with last year and the highest number since AAA started tracking 18 years ago. For the 39.7 million Americans planning a Fourth of July road trip, INRIX, a global transportation analytics company, predicts travel times in the most congested cities in the U.S. could be twice as long than the normal trip, with Tuesday being the busiest day. "This Independence Day will be one for the record books, as more Americans take to the nation's roads,...

AAA: Nearly 42 Million Americans Will Kick Off Summer with a Memorial Day Getaway – The Most in More Than a Dozen Years

AAA | May 14, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla., May 14, 2018 -- Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and Americans will kick off the season by traveling in near-record numbers. According to AAA, more than 41.5 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend, nearly 5 percent more than last year and the most in more than a dozen years. With nearly 2 million additional people taking to planes, trains, automobiles and other modes of transportation, INRIX, a global transportation analytics company, expects travel delays on major roads could be up to three times longer than normal, with the busiest days being Thursday and Friday (May 24-25) as commuter...

Eight Hotels Join AAA’s Prestigious Five Diamond List for 2018

AAA Inspections | January 31, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 31, 2018 -- AAA has unveiled 121 hotels that earned the AAA Five Diamond Rating in the past 12 months, qualifying them for this year's Five Diamond Award list. Honorees run the gamut from regal historic inns to sleek high-tech high-rises and sprawling coastal resorts. Eight hotels have been added as Five Diamond honorees throughout the past year. "Attaining a Five Diamond Rating is an exceptional accomplishment that signifies meticulous attention to detail, creativity in enhancing comfort, outstanding service and memorable guest experiences," said Michael Petrone, director, AAA Inspections & Diamond...

This Independence Day will be Historic, More Americans to Travel than Ever Before says AAA

the travel forecast | June 22, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla., June 22, 2017 -- This Independence Day, a record-breaking 44.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home, taking to the nation's roads, skies, rails and waterways to honor the red, white and blue. With 1.25 million more travelers than last year, 2017 will be marked as the most traveled Independence Day holiday weekend ever. "Combined, strong employment, rising incomes and higher consumer confidence bode well for the travel industry, in particular this Independence Day weekend," said Bill Sutherland, AAA senior vice president, Travel and Publishing. "A historic 44.2 million Americans ...

AAA Projects Memorial Day Travel to be at Highest Level Since 2005

the travel forecast | May 17, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla., May 17, 2017 -- AAA projects that 39.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Memorial Day weekend. That is one million more travelers than last year taking to the roads, skies, rails and water, creating the highest Memorial Day travel volume since 2005. "The expected spike in Memorial Day travel mirrors the positive growth seen throughout the travel industry this year," said Bill Sutherland, AAA senior vice president, Travel and Publishing. "Higher confidence has led to more consumer spending, and many Americans are choosing to allocate their extra money on travel this Memorial ...

Seven Hotels and Restaurants Join AAA’s Exclusive Five Diamond List for 2017

AAA Inspections | January 27, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 27, 2017 -- AAA has unveiled 63 restaurants and 120 hotels that have earned the AAA Five Diamond Rating in the past 12 months, qualifying them for the 2017 Five Diamond Award list. This exclusive group represents just 0.3 percent of the nearly 59,000 AAA Approved and Diamond Rated restaurants and hotels. Following rigorous evaluations from AAA's professional inspectors, the following establishments were added as Five Diamond honorees in 2016. The Modern – New York City AAA Inspector Notes: An exquisite museum sculpture garden provides this AAA Five Diamond restaurant a sublime, cosmopolitan and relaxed sett...

AAA Projects a Record 48.7 million Americans to Travel this Thanksgiving

AAA Travel Forecast | November 15, 2016

1 million more travelers than last year will take to the highways, skies and seas ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 15, 2016 -- AAA projects that 48.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, an increase of one million travelers compared with last year. This represents a 1.9 percent increase over 2015, and the most Thanksgiving travelers since 2007. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 23, to Sunday, Nov. 27. This year's increase in Thanksgiving travel is spurred by improvements in the economy during the second half of the year, including rising wages, increased consumer spending...


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