More than 98 million people are expected to hit the road or take to the skies this holiday season.

Ed Welsh of AAA Central New York says that's a 4% increase from last year.

Welsh says more than 90% of travelers are expected to travel by car.

Gas prices in the Utica-Rome area are averaging in the mid $2.80's, compared to $3.66 a gallon a year ago at this time.