APPROXIMATELY 55.4 MILLION U.S. travelers are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday, marking a 2.3 percent increase
from last year, according to AAA. This forecast represents AAA’s third-highest Thanksgiving estimate since 2000, with 2005 and 2019 ranking as the top two years.
“For many Americans, Thanksgiving and travel go hand in hand, and this holiday, we expect more people on the roads, skies, and seas compared to 2022,” said Paula
Twidale, Senior Vice President of AAA Travel. “Travel demand has been strong all year, and AAA’s Thanksgiving forecast reflects that continued desire to get away
and spend time with loved ones.”
According to AAA, the majority of Thanksgiving travelers will drive to their destinations. About 49.1 million Americans are expected to be on the road, a 1.7
percent increase from 2022. Gas prices this Thanksgiving could be lower than last year’s national average of $3.58. The national average peaked at $3.87 in
mid-August this year and has been decreasing despite global tensions affecting the oil market.”