Millions expected to travel after the Christmas holiday

Posted at 5:53 AM, Dec 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-26 07:17:40-05

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Millions are expected to start travelling home Monday after the Christmas holiday during what is expected to be a record-breaking year-end travel period.

AAA expects more than 103 million Americans will travel for the year-end holidays in 2016, setting a new record.

In Virginia, more than 3 million people are expected to travel, marking a 2.3% increase over the same period of time last year. Most Virginians are expected to travel by car this year, partly due to low gas prices.

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The year-end travel period this year started on Friday, December 23 and lasts until Monday, January 2, 2017.

Monday, December 26th is expected to be a busy travel day, since Christmas fell on a Sunday, many companies recognize Monday as the holiday, giving workers time to travel home.

Air travel is expected to rise this year by 2.5%, with more than 6 millions Americans flying to their holiday destinations.