Memorial Day travel to soar 60% even as gas prices rise nationwide


Las Vegas is the top road trip destination for Memorial Day travel in 2021, says AAA Travel.

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Travel looks set to continue its rebound during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, which traditionally marks the start of the summer vacation season, with AAA Travel predicting a 60% year-over-year jump in the number of Americans hitting the rails, airports and roads— even as gas prices soar to levels not seen in seven years.

Domestic destinations and motor trips will be the top picks for the more than 37 million people expected to travel between May 27 to 31, the organization predicts. The rebound reflects both pent-up demand and higher…


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