NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world's busiest airport, expects 1.7 million passengers to travel this holiday season, or a 3% increase in bookings, vs. the same period last year. Airports may see a daily average of 54,000 to 57,000 passengers during the holiday period starting Nov. 22 through Nov. 28, topping the daily average of 30,000 to 40,000 on regular days, based on data.
Thanksgiving holiday travel is less expensive than other travel holidays because of the advantage of travelling in large groups, according to AAA Auto Club South. Automobile travel during the period is expected to increase 4% this year from last year.
A rise in the travel statistics would drive hotel and resort bookings during the Thanksgiving-week travel. Online booking of hotels and tickets is expected to soar this year compared to last year.
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