AAA: 2.3 million Floridians to take a Memorial Day getaway

in Florida News & Events

SOURCE: Osceola News-Gazette

A strong economy and weaker gas prices should help boost travel numbers this Memorial Day holiday weekend.

The Auto Club Group forecasts the strongest kick-off to the summer travel season since 2005, and the second-largest travel volume on record – dating back to 2000.

Florida travel figures

• Total Travelers – 2.3 million Floridians; 86,000 (3.9 percent) more than last year.

• Auto Travelers – 2 million Floridians; 76,000 (3.9 percent) more than last year.

• Air Travelers – 184,443 Floridians; 9,000 (5.3 percent) more than last year.

• Other Travelers – 60,655 Floridians; 321 (0.5 percent) more than last year.

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