memorial day travel forecast
AAA | May 15, 2023
WASHINGTON, DC (May 15, 2023) AAA projects 42.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this Memorial Day weekend*, a 7% increase over 2022. This year, 2.7 million more people will travel for the unofficial start of summer compared to last year, a sign of what’s to come in the months ahead. “This is expected to be the third busiest Memorial Day weekend since 2000, when AAA started tracking holiday travel,” said Paula Twidale, Senior Vice President of AAA Travel. “More Americans are planning trips and booking them earlier, despite inflation. This summer travel season could be one for the record books, especiall...
AAA | May 11, 2021
ORLANDO, Fla. — May 11, 2021 — AAA Travel expects a significant rebound in the number of Americans planning to travel this Memorial Day holiday weekend. From May 27 through May 31, more than 37 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home, an increase of 60% from last year when only 23 million traveled, the lowest on record since AAA began recording in 2000. The expected strong increase in demand from last year’s holiday, which fell during the early phase of the pandemic, still represents 13%—or nearly 6 million—fewer travelers than in 2019. AAA urges those who choose to travel this year to exercise caution and ...
the travel forecast | May 17, 2017
ORLANDO, Fla., May 17, 2017 -- AAA projects that 39.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Memorial Day weekend. That is one million more travelers than last year taking to the roads, skies, rails and water, creating the highest Memorial Day travel volume since 2005. "The expected spike in Memorial Day travel mirrors the positive growth seen throughout the travel industry this year," said Bill Sutherland, AAA senior vice president, Travel and Publishing. "Higher confidence has led to more consumer spending, and many Americans are choosing to allocate their extra money on travel this Memorial ...
U.S. Travel Association | May 24, 2016
WASHINGTON (May 24, 2016)—Travelers hitting the roads, rails and skies this Memorial Day weekend are expected to spend a total of $12 billion during their trips, an increase of 1.2 percent from last year, according to research from the U.S. Travel Association. Based on AAA's forecast that 38 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more this holiday weekend, U.S. Travel economists predict that travelers will spend an average of $320 each during their trips. While good for the U.S. economy, this surge of travelers will likely add further stress to already-crowded airport security lines and traffic-choked highways. "What w...
AAA | May 19, 2016
The great American road trip is back; Memorial Day travel volume will be second-highest on record ORLANDO, Fla., May 19, 2016 -- AAA projects more than 38 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend. That is the second-highest Memorial Day travel volume on record and the most since 2005. Spurred by the lowest gas prices in more than a decade, about 700,000 more people will travel compared to last year. The Memorial Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, May 26 to Monday, May 30. "Americans are eagerly awaiting the start of summer and are ready to travel in numbers not seen in more than a decade," said M...
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