Welcome! Login | Register
 

The Perils of a Political Strategy Disconnect - Sunday Political Brunch June 24, 2018—The Perils of a Political Strategy Disconnect -…

Bruins Add 5 Players on Day 2 of NHL Draft—Bruins Add 5 Players on Day 2 of…

1.2 Million MA Residents Expected to Travel for Independence Day—1.2 Million MA Residents Expected to Travel for…

Clark Names Jones as its 1st Ever Associate Provost & Dean of Faculty—Clark Names Jones as its 1st Ever Associate…

Becker College Announces New Bachelor of Science in Esports Management Degree—Becker College Announces New Bachelor of Science in…

Monfredo: Learning Doesn’t Take a Vacation - Parents It’s up to You to Help—Monfredo: Learning Doesn't Take a Vacation - Parents…

Fit For Life: The Formula for Fitness—Fit For Life: The Formula for Fitness

10 Great Things to do in Worcester This Weekend - June 22, 2018—10 Great Things to do in Worcester This…

EDITORIAL: RI Politics at its Worst — Last Minute Legislation Moving For PawSox Owners—EDITORIAL: RI Politics at its Worst — Last…

Finneran: Don’t Blink—Finneran: Don't Blink

 
 

1.1 Million Massachusetts Residents Expected to Travel 4th of July Weekend

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

 

AAA Northeast is projecting that 1.1 million Massachusetts residents will travel this Independence Day weekend, with a project of 43 million Americans traveling worldwide. 

Those numbers represent the highest 4th of July travel volume on record and 5 million more travelers than Memorial Day weekend. AAA defines the holiday travel period as Thursday, June 30 to Monday, July 4. 

“Spurred by the lowest gas prices since 2005, more people than ever are planning to travel this Independence Day weekend. Whether they’re traveling by car, plane, train, or cruise ship, it will be exciting to see so many Americans celebrating our nation’s freedom with their friends and family over the long holiday weekend,” said Mary Maguire, Director of Public and Legislative Affairs at AAA Northeast. 

Drivers in the U.S. have saved about $20 billion on gasoline so far this year compared to the same period in 2015. The national average for a gallon of gasoline is $2.31, which is 47 cents less than a year ago. 

“2016 could be a record-breaking year for summertime travel. This trend is welcome news for the travel industry and a sign that Americans are taking to our nation’s highways and skies like never before,” said Maguire. 

AAA's projections are based on economic forecasting and research by IHS Global Insight. 

 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.

 

X

Stay Connected — Free
Daily Email