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Holiday Travel by the Numbers

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AAA projects 93.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holidays.

Here are travelers by the numbers:

  • 90% - the number of Philadelphia area travelers who will go by car.
    • 90% - the number of travelers who will go by car (nationally).
  • 7% - the number of Philadelphia area travelers who will go by air.
    • 6% - the number of travelers who will go by air (nationally).
  • $3.32 – Philadelphia area gas average during the year-end holidays 2011.
  • 743 miles – the average round trip for Middle Atlantic region travelers (including PA).
    • 760 – the average round trip (nationally).
  • $813 – the average expected trip expenditures for Middle Atlantic region travelers.
    • $759 – the average expected trip expenditures (nationally).
  • 59% - the percentage of Middle Atlantic travelers visiting family and friends.
  • 60% - the percentage of Middle Atlantic families traveling
  • $135* – the average rate for a AAA 3-Diamond hotel in Philadelphia.  Down 2% from last year.
  • $88* – the average rate for a AAA 2-Diamond hotel in Philadelphia.  Up 5% from last year.
  • $239* – the average round trip airfare Philadelphia to Miami.  Down 36% from last year.
  • $215* – the average round trip airfare Philadelphia to Seattle.  Down 35% from last year.
  • $50* – the average rental car rate in Philadelphia.  Up 97% from last year.

(*Information according to AAA’s Leisure Travel Index - a monitor of pricing in 20 popular cities across the US for hotel and car rentals, as well as 40 pairs of cities for air travel pricing.)

The above information is provided by AAA Mid-Atlantic.

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