We’re talking a near-record low
By Ed Payne | May 20, 2020 at 4:54 PM EDT – Updated May 20 at 5:16 PM
(Gray News) – Like just about everything else, the coronavirus pandemic is gutting Memorial Day.
“With social distance guidelines still in process, we expect to see this year have a near-record low in terms of travel volume,” said Jeanette Casselano with AAA.
The lowest record that AAA has was set back in 2009 with 31 million people
“In 2019, we saw 43 million people hit the road, get on planes, trains, buses,” she said.
As states begin to reopen, AAA says online bookings have been rising modestly.
“But we do know that people are itching to travel and when it is safe to travel, they will,” Casselano said. “Those trips are likely going to be domestic and preference for road trips, too.”
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