AAA releases annual Memorial Day travel forecast

Posted at: 05/22/2013 6:42 AM
Updated at: 05/22/2013 10:57 AM

Are you traveling this Memorial Day weekend? AAA says 31.2-million people will be out on the roads.

AAA just released its annual travel forecast and overall, it says fewer Americans will travel by car, plane or train between Thursday and Monday -- 34.8-million this year compared to 35.1-million last year.

Officials say even lower gas prices and economic improvements are not going to be enough to boost numbers higher this year.

The average trip though will be longer this year -- 690 miles compared to 642 last year.