AAA: Higher travel on Memorial Day

By Boston Herald Travel Staff

With more money in their pockets thanks to lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel for Memorial Day, the most since 2005.

AAA said yesterday that the number of Americans taking a trip of 50 miles or more will rise 4.7 percent to 37.2 million over the period of May 21 to May 25. Nearly nine of 10 travelers, or 33 million, will drive to their destination, making for crowded highways.

Gasoline should be around $1 cheaper this Memorial Day. The average price for a gallon of gas yesterday was $2.66. Last year on the holiday it was $3.66.

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