HOUSTON - An industry group expects 7.5 million Texans will hit the road for the end-of-the-year holidays.
AAA Texas on Monday predicted those travelers will go 50 miles or more from home, for the period starting Friday to Monday, Jan. 2, 2012. That would be a 2.6 percent increase from the same period last year.
Recent AAA travel surveys show auto travel will likely increase 3 percent, compared to a year ago. AAA Texas estimates about 6.9 million Texans plan to drive to their holiday destinations.
The average distance traveled by Texans during the holiday period, including Christmas and New Year's, is expected to be 817 miles.
Spokeswoman Rhonda Wilson says it's a positive sign for the travel industry that so many Texans plan to be on the move for the holidays.
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