AAA: NEARLY 44 MILLION AMERICANS PLAN TO TRAVEL THIS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

APPROXIMATELY 43.8 MILLION Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home, surpassing pre-pandemic figures, according to a forecast by AAA. This
represents a 4 percent increase from last year and approaches the 2005 record of 44 million Memorial Day weekend travelers.

A record 38.4 million are expected to drive, marking the highest number since AAA began tracking in 2000.

“We haven’t seen Memorial Day weekend travel numbers like these in almost 20 years,” said Paula Twidale, AAA Travel’s senior vice president. “We’re projecting
an additional one million travelers this holiday weekend compared to 2019, which not only means we’re exceeding pre-pandemic levels but also signals a very busy
summer travel season ahead.”

The number of drivers this year is up 4 percent compared to last year and 1.9 percent higher than in 2019, the auto club said. Traveling by car is appealing for
many people because of the convenience and flexibility it provides.