WNDB 93.5 FM/1150 AM

AAA Says More Than 2 Million Floridians Will Travel Memorial Day Weekend

By on May 17, 2017 in WNDB News

Florida – AAA estimates that there will be 39.3 million Americans, including 2.08 million Floridians, traveling during this Memorial Day weekend, May 25 to May 29.

This is the highest number of Florida travelers in 12 years for the holiday, up 66,169 travelers from 2016.

“So far in 2017, travel bookings with AAA in Florida are up 17%, compared to the same period last year,” says Travel Sales Development Assistant Vice President of AAA – The Auto Club Group, Vicky Evans. “Higher confidence, rising wages, and recent gas price declines have bolstered consumer spending, leaving many Americans with more money to spend on travel this Memorial Day.”

(Travel volume chart courtesy of AAA)

Gas prices are also seeming to stabilize after a 3-week decline in price. Currently, the state average is $2.32, up 7 cents from $2.25 on Memorial Day weekend in 2016.

In Daytona Beach, the current average is $2.29 where a year ago it was $2.15. For current and past gas price averages in other Florida cities, go here.

In the last 25 days, gas prices in Florida have declined 15 cents, now costing about $34.80 to fill up an average gas tank, $1 more expensive than 2016. Even though gas prices in 2017 are higher than last year, they are expected to stay far away from the highs seen in 2015.

“Well, we’ve seen some pretty steady declines in gas prices this month due primarily to lower oil prices and increased supply. So, we should see gas prices on par with last year’s numbers which was less than $2.30,” says Mark Jenkins, AAA spokesman.

More Americans and Floridians are expected to travel by car this year, but there is also increases in air, train, bus and cruise travel. The average domestic airfare price is $181, up 9% from 2016, and the average hotel costs $215 a night, up 18% from 2016.

Car rentals are also expected to be higher this year, costing about $66 a day, up 7% from 2016.

The top 5 destinations for Memorial Day weekend are:

1. Orlando, Florida
2. Rome, Italy
3. London, England
4. Dublin, Ireland
5. Vancouver, Canada

Orlando’s airport (MCO) is expected to be one of the busiest.

“One of the best tools for travelers before they set out is the AAA mobile app,” says Jenkins. “You can download this for free on your smartphone and you can compare gas prices in your area, you can find AAA Diamond rated hotels and restaurants and if you have car trouble, you can just push the button and request emergency roadside service.”

To download the app, go here.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2017.

Subscribe

If you enjoyed this article, subscribe now to receive more just like it.

There Are 78 Brilliant Comments

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

Sites That Link to this Post

  1. x78bn5t37bc45rtb3x45ctbwxds | June 23, 2017
  2. دانلود شهرزاد قسمت نهم فصل دوم | July 2, 2017
  3. دانلود قسمت 13 عاشقانه | July 5, 2017
  4. دانلود قسمت هفدهم عاشقانه | July 5, 2017
  5. دانلود قسمت ششم فصل دوم شهرزاد | July 6, 2017
  6. دانلود قسمت 12 عاشقانه | July 6, 2017
  7. Angela White | July 7, 2017
  8. Marley Brinx | July 7, 2017
  9. Gina Gerson | July 7, 2017
  10. Kiera Rose | July 8, 2017
  11. Paleo Diet | July 9, 2017
  12. movie | July 11, 2017
  13. دانلود قسمت پنجم شهرزاد دوم | July 14, 2017
  14. دانلود قسمت 13 عاشقانه | July 15, 2017
  15. دانلود قسمت اول فصل دوم شهرزاد | July 16, 2017
  16. porno gratis | July 19, 2017
  17. jake burgess | July 29, 2017
  18. cheats clash royale 2017 | July 30, 2017
  19. دانلود قسمت هفتم شهرزاد دوم | July 30, 2017
  20. Qiu Qiu Online | July 31, 2017
  21. led strip lights | July 31, 2017
  22. پنجره دوجداره | August 1, 2017
  23. coin-banks.com | August 2, 2017
  24. coin-banks | August 3, 2017
  25. Ultimate Compound | August 3, 2017
  26. coin-banks | August 3, 2017
  27. DraftKings | August 3, 2017
  28. mdansby software | August 4, 2017
  29. anime series | August 5, 2017
  30. vpm | August 6, 2017
  31. ΤΣΑΝΤΕΣ TRUSSARDI | August 9, 2017
  32. 16 دانلود سریال شهرزاد | August 10, 2017
  33. work from home | August 12, 2017
  34. دانلود | August 12, 2017
  35. https://thisispet.com | August 13, 2017
  36. political polls | August 13, 2017
  37. game | August 13, 2017
  38. acesse o site | August 14, 2017
  39. آموزش پنجره دوجداره | August 15, 2017
  40. Peppa Pig | August 15, 2017
  41. شرکت تولیدی پنجره دوجداره المانی | August 15, 2017
  42. دانلود فیلم | August 15, 2017
  43. taylormade sldr driver australia | August 16, 2017
  44. PPC Ireland | August 20, 2017
  45. پنجره ضد سرقت | August 23, 2017
  46. پنجره | August 24, 2017
  47. فروش توری پنجره دوجداره | August 25, 2017
  48. best shaver | August 27, 2017
  49. best place to buy weed online | August 27, 2017
  50. Limo Service Vancouver BC & Party Limos Bus Vancouver BC | August 30, 2017
  51. walmart1 | September 2, 2017
  52. دانلود فیلم اکسیدان | September 3, 2017
  53. window price | September 3, 2017
  54. Nursery Rhymes | September 4, 2017
  55. Web Design Company Yakima | September 5, 2017
  56. drop shipping business for sale | September 6, 2017
  57. online gambling malaysia | September 7, 2017
  58. top 40 songs | September 7, 2017
  59. travis scott type beat | September 8, 2017
  60. zobacz | September 8, 2017
  61. http://ent-infections.com | September 10, 2017
  62. restauração auditiva | September 10, 2017
  63. Upland bathroom remodeling contractor | September 10, 2017
  64. live sex cams | September 10, 2017
  65. uk top 40 songs | September 11, 2017
  66. 12 month payday loans no credit check | September 11, 2017
  67. Dubai safari deals | September 13, 2017
  68. download | September 13, 2017
  69. british accent | September 14, 2017
  70. Judi Poker | September 17, 2017
  71. commercial air conditioner repair Colton | September 18, 2017
  72. personnel consultancy | September 18, 2017
  73. Easiest Way To Make Money Without a Website | September 18, 2017
  74. vape mods | September 21, 2017
  75. cheap foamposites | September 21, 2017
  76. car shipping | September 22, 2017
  77. marketing test banks | September 23, 2017
  78. Judi Online | September 24, 2017
Top

newsdaytonabeach.com

WNDB EOE Report


 Southern Stone Communications
© 2016 Southern Stone Communications