AAA: More than 1.2M from Michigan to travel for Memorial Day

One million more expected to travel over Memorial Day weekend

Many Americans are going to be on the move this Memorial Day weekend.

This is the highest MI travel volume for the holiday in over a decade.

In fact, 88.1 percent of travelers (34.6 million) are planning to road trip, marking a 2.4 percent growth of auto travel for the holiday period running from May 25 to May 29.

Kicking off the summer driving season, more than 1 million travelers will be driving to their destinations while more than 60,000 people will travel by air. 234,000 are expected to travel by air and 159,000 are expected to travel by bus, train, or cruise ship.

They are likely to see gas prices slightly higher than past year but much lower than in 2015. That is 17 cents more than this time a year ago.

Make it your business. Travelers can check gas prices at GasPrices.AAA.com. This is the third consecutive year of growth for Memorial Day travel, with one million more travelers taking the road in 2017 compared to 2016. According to AAA, Airfare for 40 domestic routes is up 9% from 2016, with the average price of a roundtrip ticket hovering around $181.

"The expected spike in Memorial Day travel mirrors the positive growth seen throughout the travel industry this year", said Lloyd Albert, senior vice president of public and government affairs for AAA Northeast.

Motorists logged 272 billion miles (438 billion km) on U.S. roads and highways in March, a 0.8 percent increase year-on-year, according to the latest data released on Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The average price for the four years ending in 2014 was more than $3 per gallon.

To avoid spending too much of the holiday weekend in bumper-to-bumper traffic, AAA recommends motorists avoid traveling through major cities during peak travel times. Consumers are more confident in the economy and are allocating more money to travel.

AAA.com/Travel - Book a hotel, flight, rental auto, or cruise. The other top travel destinations are within Georgia followed by SC.

AAA.com/Diamonds - Search over 59,000 AAA Approved and Diamond Rated hotels and restaurants. AAA's is the only rating system that uses full-time, professionally trained evaluators to inspect each property on an annual basis.

As North America's largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA provides more than 57 million members with travel-, insurance-, financial- and automotive-related services.

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