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Near Record Number Of Travelers Expected

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AAA predicts 115.2 million travelers will head 50 miles or more from home over the 10-day year-end holiday travel period, between Christmas and New Year's Day.

That's a 2.2 percent increase compared to last year and is the second-highest year-end travel forecast since 2000 when AAA began tracking holiday travel. 2019 remains the busiest Christmas and New Year’s travel period on record with 119 million travelers.

Best/Worst Times To Drive In New York For New Year's Eve

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Hudson Valley Post found out the best and worst times to hit the road for the upcoming New Year's holiday.

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Best/Worst Times To Drive In New York For New Year's Eve

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“This year-end holiday forecast, with an additional 2.5 million travelers compared to last year, mirrors what AAA Travel has been observing throughout 2023,” said Paula Twidale, Senior Vice President of AAA Travel. “More Americans are investing in travel, despite the cost, to make memories with loved ones and experience new places.”

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