Local News

Travelers are excited to see loved ones on Christmas

todayDecember 26, 2023 2

Background
share close

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) –Millions of people are traveling this holiday season— most to visit loved ones.

“I’m picking up my brother and sister-in-law,” said Jeremiah Miller “they’re coming in to surprise my parents. They haven’t seen them in two years.”

It was a day of last-minute holiday travels for those at Rochester International Airport. According to AAA, over 115 million travelers will head 50 miles or more from home over the 10 day holiday week.

“It’s been five months since we’ve seen each other so he’s coming out to have our big Hallmark reunion,” said Cass Bogausch who was at the airport to pick up her boyfriend.

Some travelers might even be seeing family for the first time in months— adding to the 2.2% increase of total travelers this year, compared to last. This is also the second highest year end travel forecast since 2000.

“I’m visiting my daughter,” said Latisha Morris “She just moved to Rochester in February. So, this is my first time in New York.”

Although many flew to their final destinations, AAA predicts that 104 million will drive and the worst travel days, in terms of traffic, will be from Tuesday the 26th to Saturday the 30th, from afternoon to evening. But traffic should be clear before 12PM— so keep that in mind as you make your plans.

​ ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) –Millions of people are traveling this holiday season— most to visit loved ones.

“I’m picking up my brother and sister-in-law,” said Jeremiah Miller “they’re coming in to surprise my parents. They haven’t seen them in two years.”

It was a day of last-minute holiday travels for those at Rochester International Airport. According to AAA, over 115 million travelers will head 50 miles or more from home over the 10 day holiday week.

“It’s been five months since we’ve seen each other so he’s coming out to have our big Hallmark reunion,” said Cass Bogausch who was at the airport to pick up her boyfriend.

Some travelers might even be seeing family for the first time in months— adding to the 2.2% increase of total travelers this year, compared to last. This is also the second highest year end travel forecast since 2000.

“I’m visiting my daughter,” said Latisha Morris “She just moved to Rochester in February. So, this is my first time in New York.”

Although many flew to their final destinations, AAA predicts that 104 million will drive and the worst travel days, in terms of traffic, will be from Tuesday the 26th to Saturday the 30th, from afternoon to evening. But traffic should be clear before 12PM— so keep that in mind as you make your plans. Read More NewsRochesterFirst  

Written by:

Rate it

Previous post

Local News

Rochester Kwanzaa Festival

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) -- Day one of Rochester's Kwanzaa Festival will be held at the City Hall Atrium at 30 Church Street from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. This event is organized by the Rochester Kwanzaa Coalition which focuses on the 7 principles, or the Nguzo Saba which is central to Kwanzaa. RKC is hosting this event to highlight the achievements of the community, honor ancestors, celebrate the elders that founded Kwanzaa in Rochester, and to uplift the […]

todayDecember 26, 2023 2

Post comments (0)

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Generated by Feedzy
0%