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Wednesday
Dec122012

Nearly Half of Americans Are Traveling During the Holidays

Comstock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The holiday season is not only synonymous with gift-gifting but traveling as well, and millions of Americans -- as usual -- plan to get away from home, according to a TripAdvisor survey of over 1,300 travelers.

In fact, a whopping 45 percent will make some kind of trek during the holidays, compared to 42 percent in 2011.  Meanwhile, 42 percent admit they’ll be spending more to travel than this time last year.

As for those hitting the road, skies or rails, 63 percent will be out and about for Christmas, 4 percent for Hanukkah and 31 percent for New Year’s.

Overall, 48 percent of the respondents plan to drive to their destination, while 46 percent have got plane reservations.

About six in ten of those on the move are going to visit family members during the holidays and 23 percent will see friends.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio