May 12, 2009 (NEW YORK) --
AAA says Americans are expected to travel slightly more during the Memorial Day holiday compared with last year.The national travel organization estimates that 32.4 million people will travel at least 50 miles from home during the weekend, a 1.5 percent increase from last year.
About 83 percent of Memorial Day travelers are expected to hit the highways in a motor vehicle. Another 7 percent will travel by plane. The remaining 10 percent will get around by train, bus or another mode of transportation.
AAA based its estimates on a forecast by Boston-based IHS Global Insight.