An industry group predicts nearly 9.1 million Texans will travel during the upcoming end-of-the-year holiday season.
AAA Texas on Thursday offered the forecast. The estimate is 4.3 percent higher than the number of travelers a year ago.
The holiday travel period begins Saturday, Dec. 22, and runs through Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.
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Nationally, AAA projects 112.5 million travelers will drive, fly or take trains during the holiday period, representing 4.4 percent more than last year.
Last year's holiday travel period was a day shorter, with Christmas and New Year's Day on Mondays.