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AAA predicts record low travel for Memorial Day weekend

Posted at 6:18 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 18:18:07-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Memorial Day weekend is usually the unofficial start to the summer travel season.

A new report suggest fewer people will be hitting the road this year.

Due to COVID-19, AAA is predicting a record low number of travelers for Memorial Day weekend.

Last year 43 million American's traveled over the three day weekend.

But there are some signs travel may pick up later this summer.

"It really comes down to each person's individual preference, their own confidence and what's going on in the atmosphere right now," said Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA. "I think people probably start traveling a little closer to home first and if that goes smoothly the they'll probably start expanding out a little further."

AAA says online bookings are slightly up since Mid-April.