AAA Anticipates Memorial Day Weekend Travel ‘It’s Going to Be Burning’

Whether you’re planning to fly in the friendly atmosphere or sail a strip of highway for Memorial Day weekend, rest assured that you’ll join many others emerging from their COVID cocoons.

“Based on our expectations, summer travel isn’t just hotter, it’s going to be smoldering,” said Paula Tudel, Senior Vice President of AAA Travel, the travel agency of the Automobile Club of America.

The holiday marks the unofficial start of summer. AAA estimates that 39.2 million people, including nearly 1.5 million Ohioans, will travel more than 50 miles from home over the weekend, which runs from today through Monday.

For Ohioans, the number reflects an increase of about 7%, said Kimberly Schwind, executive director of public affairs for the AAA Ohio Automobile Club.

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