AAA: Thanksgiving Travel to Rebound to Near Pre-Pandemic Levels

More than 53.4 million people are expected to travel, the highest single-year increase since 2005.

By Staff November 9, 2021

AAA forecasts a strong rebound in holiday travelers this Thanksgiving. The Auto Club Group predicts 53.4 million Americans will travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, up 13% from 2020. This brings travel volumes within 5 percent of the pre-pandemic levels for the 2019 holiday.

According to AAA, the gap is closing even faster in Florida, as total travel figures are only 2 percent below pre-pandemic levels. AAA predicts nearly 2.9 million Floridians will travel for Thanksgiving, a 13 percent rebound from the total number of travelers during the 2020 holiday. With the spike in travel, AAA predicts road travel to increase 8 percent; domestic air travel is also up a whopping 80 percent from last year.

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