AAA Predicting Massive Travel Spike for Memorial Day Holiday


Data from AAA Travel estimates that nearly 37 million travelers will hit the road for vacations at least 50 miles from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend (+60% from 2020, but -13% from 2019), with more than 90% of those travelers opting to drive to their destinations.

“As more people get the COVID-19 vaccine and consumer confidence grows, Americans are demonstrating a strong desire to travel this Memorial Day,” AAA Travel senior vice president Paula Twidale said. “This pent-up demand will result in a significant increase in Memorial Day travel, which is a strong indicator for summer, though we must all remember to continue taking important safety precautions.”

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