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AAA: More Georgians traveling this Christmas

ATLANTA — The number of Georgians traveling at least 50 miles this holiday is expected to increase 0.5 percent to more than 2.5 million, AAA predicted.

Nationally, the number of people traveling at least 50 miles is expected to rise 1.4 percent to 91.9 million, the association said.

“AAA is happy to learn so many Americans plan to travel this holiday season, contributing to the second-highest year-end holiday travel volume in the past decade. This year’s travel forecast is second to the 2006-2007 holiday season when more than 93.6 million Americans traveled,” Brent Hubele, vice president of AAA Travel, said in a news release. “This represents healthy growth following the 1.3 percent increase in 2010 holiday travel and is a notable milestone in the travel industry’s recovery.”

In Tennessee, the number of travelers is expected to rise 1.6 percent, while in Florida, the projected increase is 1.2 percent, AAA said.

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