The unofficial start of Summer (aka Memorial Day) is next weekend along and with that reminder comes AAA’s annual travel forecast. The venerable AAA predicts that 42.3 million Americans will travel 50+ miles from home this Memorial Day weekend – an increase of 7% over 2022! In addition, AAA says 3.4 million travelers are expected to fly to their destinations – an increase of 11% over last year and exceeding pre-pandemic levels, despite high ticket prices.
“This is expected to be the third busiest Memorial Day weekend since 2000, when AAA started tracking holiday travel…More Americans are planning trips and booking them earlier, despite inflation. This summer travel season could be one for the record books, especially at airports.” Said Paula Twidale, Senior Vice President of AAA Travel.
Click here to read the full report at AAA.com.