Memorial Day Travel to Be Up 1%

In its pre-holiday forecast, the AAA says that the rise in travel on the Memorial Day
holiday will be the lowest in four years. AAA said 37.6 million Americans will travel 50
miles or more, or about 1 percent more than last year. More than 80 percent of those
travelers will take road trips, while another 10 percent will fly. The remainder will take
trains and buses.

These estimates are derived from a national phone survey of 1,500 adults.
The AAA blames gas prices, which have risen by more than a third since last Memorial Day.
The nationwide average price of a gallon of gas, according to the AAA is $2.93.

In Texas,
pump prices have begun to decline, according to AAA Texas’ Weekend Gas Watch. The national
average for regular self-serve gasoline was down three cents from the previous week.

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