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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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Summer travel expected to surge as Americans take 1st trips since pandemic’s start

As vaccination numbers continue to rise, Americans are expected to travel this summer — taking their first big trip since the start of the pandemic.

“I think folks are really eager to make their first trip back, they’ve been vaccinated and feel safe and comfortable traveling, they want to make their first trip a big one,” Scott Keyes, founder of Scott’s Cheap Flights and author of “Take More Vacations,” told ABC News.

More and more travelers are taking to the skies

Despite Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance against non-essential travel, more than a million people have passed

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Summer travel boom expected as vacation spots book up

People looking for affordable hotels and rentals cars may already be out of luck.

SEATAC, Wash. — The Sunday rush at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is now a stark contrast to where things were in 2020 when the airport reported travel was down 90%, and it’s expected things will stay busy as most Americans plan to take a trip this summer. 

The U.S. Travel Association says 72% of Americans plan to take a summer trip. The quick increase in travelers means affordable places to stay and rentals cars are booking up.

“About a month ago when we went down

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Oregon summer vacation season expected to be a busy one | News

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – With the state of Oregon eyeing June as a time when life can begin to return to normal, many people are already working on their summer vacation plans. Across the state, tourism agencies are reporting bookings are up and finding a place to stay for a vacation is getting harder and harder to find.

Vacation rental companies say they too are seeing demand for summer vacations.

“Summer is shaping up to be incredibly busy,” Amy VanDyke with Sunset Vacation Rentals said.

She adds that this spring has been very busy for their company which manages properties

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Restrictions, Safe Travels, additional testing announcements expected this week

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Oahu’s seven-day case average stood at 59 on Sunday and state officials say there are discussions of moving back to Tier 2.

Oahu has been in Tier 3 for about five weeks, and the seven-day case average continues to rise.

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Under the current system, the case average has to be above 50 for two weeks to snap back to Tier2. Last week, Oahu was at 58.

Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi has been clear that he doesn’t want to have to move backwards when it

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Easter travel boom expected in KZN

By Clinton Moodley Mar 19, 2021

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KwaZulu-Natal is the place to be this Easter as tourism businesses are laying out the red carpet for visitors.

Zululand hotels, accommodation outlets and outdoor luxury adventure companies have already recorded an average hotel capacity of 65 percent.

KZN boasts game reserves, boat cruises, culture and more. General manager for Hluhluwe Anew Hotels, Sodira Naicker, said Easter would be the turning point for domestic leisure travel.

“We have at least a 65 percent booking rate thus far and we are hoping for a further

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