Ahead of ‘Frantic Friday’, the UK’s busiest travel day, tourism firms and motoring organisations are advising Christmas and New Year’s travellers to leave extra time for their journeys

The great Christmas getaway is in full swing, with more than 4.5 million people expected to travel abroad from the UK over the festive period and more than 11 million trips to be taken by car before Christmas Day.

Friday 22 December is predicted to be the peak travel day, according to the Association of British Travel Agents (Abta), and has been dubbed “Frantic Friday” by the RAC, which predicts congested roads across the country as an estimated 1.25m vehicles on leisure trips mix with commuter traffic.

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Source: The Guardian

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