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AAA projects small increase in Memorial Day travel

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MADISON, Wis. (KWWL) -

AAA predicts 34.8 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, an increase of 1.2 percent – or 500,000 travelers – from the number of people who traveled during the same holiday weekend last year.

"The economy has improved slightly, however, consumers faced a new challenge this year as steadily increasing gas prices throughout the spring significantly squeezed many household budgets," said AAA Wisconsin President Tom Frymark. 

"People will still travel during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, but many will compensate for reduced travel budgets by staying closer to home and cutting entertainment costs." 

 

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