AUSTIN (KXAN) — The American Automobile Association of Texas estimates that 8.9 million Texans travel at least 50 miles from home for vacation.
Nationally, the AAA estimates that 112.7 million people travel more than 50 miles from home. 2022 is expected to be the third-most holiday-travel year since AAA began tracking him in 2000.
In Texas, that number is up 3% from last year.
“AAA Texas data shows a surge in year-end travel, with travel already booked for 2023,” said Galen Grillo, AAA Texas vice president and general manager. . “The rebound in travel in the second half of 2022 helped generate momentum in 2023, including a ‘wave season’ from January to March when cruise lines offer their best promotions. ”
About 8.3 million Texans are expected to drive to their vacation destinations, and about 377,000 are expected to fly. That’s her 13% increase in flyers compared to last year.
Other modes of transportation are also recovering. AAA estimates that 237,000 people will take a cruise, train or bus, up 21% from last year.
The best and worst times to travel by car
|date||most traffic||minimal traffic|
|12/23||4:00pm to 7:00pm||Before 2:00pm and after 8:00pm|
|12/24||12:00 to 18:00||Before 11:00 am and after 7:00 pm|
|12/25||*minimal traffic expected||*minimal traffic expected|
|12/26||2:00pm – 6:00pm||Before 12:00 and after 19:00|
|12/27||3:00pm to 7:00pm||Before 2:00pm and after 8:00pm|
|12/28||3:00pm to 7:00pm||Before 2:00pm and after 8:00pm|
|12/29||3:00pm to 7:00pm||Before 2:00pm and after 8:00pm|
|12/30||3:00pm to 7:00pm||Before 2:00pm and after 8:00pm|
|12/31||*minimal traffic expected||*minimal traffic expected|
|1/1||*minimal traffic expected||*minimal traffic expected|
|1/2||4:00pm to 7:00pm||Before 3pm and after 8pm|
With pre-pandemic levels of travelers hitting the roads this holiday season, drivers should be prepared for delays in and around major metropolitan areas, according to the AAA.
Tuesday, December 27th is expected to be the worst travel day in the country.
https://www.kxan.com/news/texas/9-million-texans-expected-to-travel-for-the-holidays-best-and-worst-times-to-drive/ Nine million Texans are expected to travel during the holiday season.Best and worst times to drive