Memorial Day weekend is expected to make a splash. AAA, The Auto Club Group, forecasts that the holiday weekend will bring out the second-highest volume of travelers since 2000. About 2.3 million Floridians are expected to travel for the weekend, up nearly 4 percent from last year.
"A strong economy and weaker gas prices should help boost travel numbers this Memorial Day holiday weekend," AAA said in a release.
About 2 million Floridians will travel by car (up about 4 percent over the year), while 184,400 will travel by air (up 5 percent). Roughly 61,000 are expected to travel by other means such as rail, up under 1 percent from last year. Nationally, 42.8 million Americans are expected to travel for the holiday weekend.
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