Cleveland, Ohio 2021-05-11 16:41:24 –
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Cleveland (WJW) — Want to escape? Of course it is. And this year, 60% more Americans are expected to travel on Memorial Day weekends than last year. AAA report.
According to travel organizations, only 23 million people took a vacation on Memorial Day last year, the lowest since 2000, when the company began tracking. However, this year’s forecast increase is set at about 6 million fewer travelers than we will see in 2019.
“As more destinations are opened and vaccines are given, consumers are ready to enjoy the informal start of the summer travel season,” said Baby Powell, senior vice president of AAA East Central, in a statement. The number of people is increasing. ” .. “The growing demand for travel may be a sign of coming this summer, as more people feel comfortable going out on the road with family and friends to create new memories. “
In the northeastern central region of AAA, which includes Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin, travel growth is expected to increase by approximately 57% on holiday weekends. By travel method, 5.5 million people are expected to travel by car (at least 50 miles away) and 248,000 are expected to travel by plane.
While things are open, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages people to travel carefully, even if they are fully vaccinated.
Meanwhile, gasoline prices continue to rise:
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