12/24/2013 8:00 AM
by Rebecca Turco
BECKLEY – Around 94.5 million
Americans plan to journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end
holiday season, according to the AAA Travel Forecast.
This marks the fifth consecutive year
of increases and the highest travel volume ever recorded for the season,
according to officials. Nearly 16 million travelers in the South Atlantic
region plan to hit the road.
Officials said warm weather
destinations including the Orlando area and the Florida Keys are among the most
requested by Beckley area travelers.
The average price for a gallon of regular
gasoline dropped four cents from last year to $3.34. AAA's Roadside Rescue Team
responded mostly to requests for battery service and tire troubles last year,
according to officials.