ARIZONA, USA — Gas prices might be high, but Arizonans are looking forward to hitting the road for the 4th of July. AAA Arizona predicts that 919,715 people are planning to travel for the upcoming holiday.
Even though the average price of gas in the U.S. is roughly $2 more per gallon than it was last year, the travel numbers are near pre-pandemic levels in our state.
Back in 2019, a total of 940,529 travelers were reported during the 4th of July holiday. That means we're almost 98% back to normal numbers.
“We started seeing demand for travel grow earlier this year and it isn’t tapering off,” said Rolando Flores, Senior Vice President of Membership and Travel for AAA Arizona. “Even though things are more expensive, people want to travel and they are finding ways to still take that much-needed break.”
We asked AAA Arizona for a breakdown of how people are planning to travel:
- 771,044 plan to travel by car
- 92,394 plan to travel by air
- 56,276 plan to travel by some other method
Remember, it's going to be hot on Arizona roadways, so have a travel kit ready in case your car breaks down. Always pack plenty of water!
Officials say that the busiest day for air travel is going to be Jul. 1, so be sure to plan ahead.
But most important of all, wherever you're going for Independence Day, be sure to have fun!
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