Memorial Day Travel Will Be Busier Than Ever

posted by Paul James -

We’re only one week away from Memorial Day weekend, and if you’re looking forward to getting away thanks to the extra day out of the office, know that you will not be alone. 

According to AAA, 39.3-million people will travel 50 miles or more away from home next weekend, which is one million, or 2.7%, more travelers than last year and which translates to the highest volume of travel since 2005. This is also the third consecutive year the number of Memorial Day travelers has grown.

And with all those travelers there's bound to come traffic, with 34.6-million Americans, or 88.1% of travelers, driving to their destination, an increase of 2.4% from 2016. Another 2.9-million will be flying, which is a 5.5% increase over last year, while 1.75-million will take either a cruise, train or bus, which is a 2.9% increase.

  • As for where everyone's going, according to AAA bookings, the most popular destination for Memorial Day travel is Orlando, Florida, followed by Rome and London. 

Top Ten Memorial Day Travel Destinations

  1. Orlando, Florida
  2. Rome, Italy
  3. London, England
  4. Dublin, Ireland
  5. Vancouver, Canada
  6. Seattle, Washington
  7. Las Vegas, Nevada
  8. New York, New York
  9. Paris, France
  10. Honolulu, Hawaii 

Source: AAA 

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