AAA: Memorial Day travel expected to increase in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Auto club AAA anticipates the number of Ohioans traveling during the Memorial Day holiday weekend will be higher this year than last year because of several factors, including lower gas prices and economic factors that boost disposable income.

The travel organization forecasts an estimated 1.45 million Ohioans will travel at least 50 miles from home between May 21 and May 25. That would be up 4.7 percent from last year.

It estimates there will be a similar increase nationwide, with 37.2 million people taking such trips.

Most of those people are expected to hit the road, with a much smaller percentage traveling by air for the long weekend. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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