AAA: Near Record Number Travelers for Memorial Day

The escalating price of gasoline will apparently have little impact on travelers for the start of the summer season.

AAA says Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of that season and Americans will be traveling in near-record numbers.

According to Triple-A, more than 41.5 million Americans will travel on the Memorial Day weekend, or roughly five percent more than last year and the most since 2005.

Triple-A says about 88% of those travelers will drive to their destinations, an increase of 4.7% from a year ago.

In Massachusetts about one million people will be traveling with about 900,000 doing so by car.


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