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Pack Your Patience For The Holidays: Record High Numbers Of Floridians Expected To Travel

Its not long now until the biggest holiday travel period of the year, and as Santa packs his sleigh for Christmas Eve, travellers are being warned to pack their patience!

Across Florida, a record number of travellers are expected to be making holiday journeys over the coming holidays.

Busy I-4 Orlando Holiday traffic

The AAA has estimated that 6.3 million Floridians will travel at least 50 miles from their home between December 23rd and January 2nd. This is an increase of about 108,000 more people compared to last year.

Across the United States a massive 112.7 million people are expected to travel over the holidays, an increase of 3.6 million people over last year.

For Floridians about to hit the road, the good news is that gas prices continue to fall across the state.

According to AAA, the $3.15 average was down from $3.57 a month ago — a 42-cent drop.

Record High Numbers Of Travellers Expected On The Roads & Air Fo The Holidays

"Americans are spending more on travel than any other time in the past two years," Debbie Haas, AAA vice president of travel, said in a statement. "The good news is the cost for a holiday road trip will be less expensive than anticipated, now that gas prices are on the way down."

Record High Numbers Of Travellers Expected On The Roads & Air Fo The Holidays

Most of the expected Florida travelers, 5.8 million, will journey by car, with another 336,145 Floridians will travel by air, with Orlando International Airport expecting the highest number of travellers ever to pass through the airport over the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Busy Orlando International Airport At Christmas


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