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Memorial Day weekend: 37 million people are expected to travel

(CNN) — As America reopens, more than 37 million people are expected to travel for the Memorial Day holiday weekend — a big boost from last year’s record low.

That number of people expected to travel 50 miles or more from home is a 60% increase from last year when only 23 million traveled, according to a AAA Memorial Day travel forecast published Tuesday. The 23 million figure from 2020 is the lowest recorded since AAA began tracking in 2000, the report said.

“As more people get the COVID-19 vaccine and consumer confidence grows, Americans are demonstrating a strong desire

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Memorial Day travel to increase 60% in 2021 compared to last year: AAA

Memorial Day weekend is going to be pretty busy on the highways, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA).

AAA Travel predicted on Tuesday that more than 37 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles away from home over the holiday weekend. That’s 60% more than last year, when only 23 million Americans traveled for Memorial Day weekend.

The “significant rebound” in travel is expected because more Americans are getting the COVID-19 vaccine and because the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its travel guidance saying that fully vaccinated Americans can safely travel around

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Memorial Day travel to soar 60% even as gas prices rise nationwide

Las Vegas is the top road trip destination for Memorial Day travel in 2021, says AAA Travel.

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Travel looks set to continue its rebound during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, which traditionally marks the start of the summer vacation season, with AAA Travel predicting a 60% year-over-year jump in the number of Americans hitting the rails, airports and roads— even as gas prices soar to levels not seen in seven years.

Domestic destinations and motor trips will be the top picks for the more than 37 million people expected to travel

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A few hiccups on day 1 of coronavirus vaccination card uploads to Hawaii Safe Travels

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Friday, May 7, was the first day that Hawaii residents were able to upload their vaccination cards to the Safe Travels website.

The State admitted that there were some hiccups.

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Uploading the vaccination card will allow Hawaii residents to travel inter-island without getting tested starting on Tuesday, May 11. Officials say there were many who could not get it done.

“Maybe because it’s a surge, people all want to get on now. So be patient, if it doesn’t

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China travel bookings soar during May Labor Day holiday as Covid eases

Visitors walk along the Badaling section of the Great Wall in Beijing, China, on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

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BEIJING — Millions of Chinese rushed to travel during the five-day Labor Day holiday, in yet another sign of gradual recovery in domestic consumption.

May 1 to 5 marked the “hottest” public holiday for leisure travel since the coronavirus pandemic, Chinese travel booking site Trip.com said in a statement Wednesday translated by CNBC. The reemergence of Covid-19 on the outskirts of Beijing earlier this year prompted local authorities to restrict travel during the Spring Festival

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China’s May Day holidays open on an upbeat note with flight, hotel bookings hitting record highs over 1st day

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The May Day holidays opened on an upbeat note, with flight and hotel bookings hitting record highs on Saturday, as “revenge” travel and consumption is now all the rage over the five-day holiday, the first long break Chinese people could enjoy taking trips this year after the stay-put-advocated Spring Festival.
 
Bookings for flights taking off Saturday, the first day of the May Day holidays, hit a rec-ord high, per data provided by Chinese online travel agency platform Qunar to Global Times on Sunday.
 
The figure suggests a rise of about 20 percent over the bookings for the first day

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