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U.S. Holiday Travel Seen at Record as Gasoline Prices Slide

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U.S. travel during the Christmas and New Year holidays will rise for a sixth year to a record as low fuel prices contribute to disposable incomes, according to the nation’s biggest motoring organization.

About 98.6 million people will journey 50 miles (80 kilometers) or more from Dec. 23 to Jan. 4, AAA said in an e-mailed statement. That’s up from 94.8 million a year earlier and the most in data that began in 2001. Approximately 89.5 million people will drive, up 4.2 percent from last year, the Heathrow, Florida-based group said.