Surge in Memorial Day Travel Predicted
May 13, 2021
AAA Travel expects a significant rebound in the number of Americans planning to travel on Memorial Day holiday weekend.
More than 37 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home nationwide during the holiday weekend of May 29-31. That’s an increase of 60 percent from last year when only 23 million traveled, the lowest on record since AAA began recording in 2000.
The predicted increase in demand from last year’s holiday, which fell during the early phase of the pandemic, still represents 13 percent (nearly 6 million) fewer travelers than in 2019.
AAA notes that the ac...