If the thought of holiday travel has you in a panic, there’s good reason. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s consistently rank among the busiest long-distance travel periods for Americans, according to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
This year won’t be any different.
“The global travel industry is experiencing a record increase in passengers (and revenues),” says Tom Spagnola, a travel expert with online agency CheapOair. “Economic fears have subsided and unemployment is down,” he says, so more of us will be organizing get-togethers with loved ones.
Writing for the PBS website Next Avenue, I interviewed a number of road warriors and travel experts to solicit their advice on ways to beat the stress of your getaways or get-togethers with family over the holidays.