Skip to main content
Tags: aaa | travelers | memorialday

AAA Predicts Nearly 44M Travelers for Memorial Day Weekend

By    |   Wednesday, 22 May 2024 08:10 PM EDT

AAA predicted that almost 44 million Americans will be traveling for Memorial Day weekend, the busiest since 2005.

"We're projecting an additional 1 million travelers this holiday weekend compared to 2019, which not only means we're exceeding pre-pandemic levels but also signals a very busy summer travel season ahead," Paula Twidale, senior vice president of AAA Travel, said in a statement.

AAA said most Americans will take road trips, followed by air travel, buses, cruises, and trains.

An estimated 38.4 million people are expected to travel by car, up 4% compared to last year.

But "the wildcard remains the cost of oil, and unlike last year, there are now two wars — in the Middle East and Ukraine — that could roil the oil market," AAA said.

About 3.51 million people will travel by plane, a 4.8% increase over last year, and some 1.9 million people by other modes of transportation.

INRIX transportation analyst Bob Pishue told Axios that people should expect longer travel times.

"Travelers should stay up to date on traffic apps, 511 services, and local news stations to avoid sitting in traffic longer than necessary," he advised.

Solange Reyner

Solange Reyner is a writer and editor for Newsmax. She has more than 15 years in the journalism industry reporting and covering news, sports and politics.

© 2024 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


US
AAA is predicting that almost 44 million Americans will be traveling for Memorial Day weekend, the busiest since 2005.
aaa, travelers, memorialday
188
2024-10-22
Wednesday, 22 May 2024 08:10 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

Sign up for Newsmax’s Daily Newsletter

Receive breaking news and original analysis - sent right to your inbox.

(Optional for Local News)
Privacy: We never share your email address.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Interest-Based Advertising | Do not sell or share my personal information

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
Get the NewsmaxTV App for iOS Get the NewsmaxTV App for Android Scan QR code to get the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved