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Thursday, May 20, 2010

More People Expected To Drive Over Holiday Weekend

What are your big plans for the Memorial Day weekend? If AAA is right, you'll probably be on the road somewhere. AAA says more Americans will hit the highways and airports over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, but they’ll probably spend much less than last year.

The travel group released a forecast today that projects about 32 million people will go on trips during the final weekend in May. That’s an increase of 5.4% from last year. Most will travel by car, even though gas costs about 50 cents more per gallon than it did a year ago.

AAA says travelers will spend much less than last year. Median spending on travel is expected to be $809 this Memorial Day. Last year, Americans reported spending about $1052 for the same weekend.

Are you one of the people who will be travelling over the holiday weekend? If not, why not? Is it because of gas prices or other expenses or do you just not have anywhere pressing to go?

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