Holiday Travel to Top 100 Million

AAA says holiday travelers are expected to top 100 million for the first time. Julius White has more.

The Motor Club predicts nearly one in three Americans will take a trip this holiday season, taking a journey 50 miles or more from home. More than 90 percent of travelers will drive to their holiday destinations as the national average price for a gallon of gasoline remains poised to fall below the $2 per gallon benchmark by Christmas. This represents a 1.4 percent increase over last year and the seventh consecutive year of year-end holiday travel growth. The Current price of a gallon of regular unleaded in Missouri is a 1.98, for premium 2.50 a gallon. Last year, a gallon of regular was 2.40, and premium 2.81 a gallon. The year-end holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, December 23, 2015 to Sunday, January 3, 2016.