Thanksgiving will be celebrated in a number of places this year, with a number more expected to make the trip, according to a new survey.
The National Association of Counties said that a record 4.1 million holiday trips were made in 2016, with more than 30 million people planning trips to places that are more than a day away.
That number has more than doubled since 2015.
“The Thanksgiving rush continues to grow, and we’re seeing more people going on holiday than ever before,” NACO executive director Matt Kremkauf said in a statement.
“There are more people, more people in towns and cities than ever, and people are making holiday plans that include a lot of places they’ve never visited before.
It’s no longer just about the holiday and just about eating out.”
In addition to the two largest cities, there are also several smaller towns and villages in the Northeast and Midwest, as well as smaller cities and villages throughout the Pacific Northwest.
The survey, conducted by NACIOM for the National Retail Federation, showed that more than 2.4 million holiday-themed items were sold in the U.S. in 2016.
That figure is up by more than 1,000 percent from the year before.
The retail industry has seen a dramatic increase in the number of holiday shopping trips over the past several years.
In 2016, the industry recorded 6.7 million trips.
In 2017, the numbers rose to 8.7 billion.
But it’s likely that the 2017 holiday rush will continue to grow.
In 2020, the NACM report noted, holiday-related sales were projected to reach $1.1 trillion.
“With Thanksgiving day on the horizon, it’s not only important to remember our shared holiday traditions, but also the importance of creating holiday-inspired experiences,” Kremauf added.