AAA: Cheaper Gas, But Higher Hotel and Car Rental Rates This Christmas


More than a half-million Idahoans are expected to be region's byways this week and next as AAA expects the highest growth rate in traffic since 2009.

All-in AAA is forecasting that 94.8 million Americans - including 516,000 Idahoans - will travel at least 50 miles from home between December 23rd and January 4th. About 90 percent of them will be passengers or drivers in motor vehicles. 

Additionally, 5.7 million Americans are expected to be flying at some point during the 13-day holiday period, beginning Tuesday.