Almost 1 Million MA Residents Expected to Travel Memorial Day Weekend

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- Michiganders may break records this year as the highest number of travelers are expected head out this Memorial Day weekend in more than a dozen years.

The top domestic destinations for Memorial Day weekend, based on AAA travel bookings, are Orlando, Florida; Seattle, Washington; Honolulu, Hawaii; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Anchorage, Alaska.

The holiday period, which traditionally marks the start of USA summer vacations, is defined this year as Thursday, May 24 to Monday, May 28. Even though gas is on the rise right now, AAA says that is not deterring motorists this year.

The "vast majority" of Memorial Day 2018 travel will take place by road, AAA said.

"A strong economy and growing consumer confidence are giving Americans all the motivation they need to kick off what we expect to be a busy summer travel season with a Memorial Day getaway", said Bill Sutherland, senior vice president at AAA.

Approximately 3.1 million will fly to their destination, a almost 7% increase over last year and the "fifth year of consecutive air travel volume increases", the automobile agency says.

Vehicle rental prices are down 27.9 percent in the Boston area, with an average daily rate around $80 dollars down from $111 previous year.



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