What AAA is Predicting for 4th of July Holiday Travel

AAA Travel predicted that 47.9 million people would travel 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday weekend. The prediction for the 2022 holiday travel period would mark an increase of 3.7 percent over last year and bring travel volumes just shy of those seen in 2019.

The data also shows that despite rising gas prices, 42 million people are expected to drive to their destinations, a new record if it comes to fruition. Recent issues with air travel and ongoing concerns of cancelations and delays may be causing the increase.

“The volume of travelers we expect to see over Independence Day is a definite sign that summer travel is kicking into high gear,” AAA Travel senior vice president Paula Twidale said. “Earlier this year, we started seeing the demand for travel increase and it’s not tapering off. People are ready for a break and despite things costing more, they are finding ways to still take that much needed vacation.”