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Travel During Memorial Day Weekend Expected To Break Records

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This Memorial Day weekend is expected to break travel records. Forecasters say that one million more people will travel this year compared to last year.

AAA says that 39.3 million people will travel at least 50 miles away from home for Memorial Day weekend. Despite a recent rise in gas prices, 88 percent of those – about 35 million – will be in cars.

Travel growth has continued for three years. AAA attributes that to more confidence and more consumer spending in general in the U.S.

For Kansas travelers, the Department of Transportation website has active maps about road conditions, weather, construction and lane narrowing.

In the U.S., some of the top spots to travel to are Orlando, Seattle, Las Vegas and New York City.


Aileen LeBlanc is news director at KMUW. Follow her on Twitter @Aileen_LeBlanc.

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