According to the latest from AAA, when July 4 falls on a Wednesday, it tends to increase the number of holiday travelers.
AAA predicts that "42.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday weekend, a 4.9 percent increase over the 40.3 million people who traveled last year."
The holiday travel period is Tuesday, July 3, to Sunday, July 8.
“AAA’s projection for a decade-high number of Independence Day travelers is being fed by Americans’ appetite for travel, a mid-week holiday and lower gas prices,” said Bill Sutherland, vice president, AAA Travel Services. “This is the second holiday this year where travelers indicated a determination to travel while economizing by actively seeking value-added travel options and activities.”
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