Record Number of Marylanders Travel During Memorial Day Weekend
AAA Mid-Atlantic projected nearly 890,000 Marylanders got away over the Memorial Day holiday weekend from Thursday, May 24 through Monday, May 28. The total represents a 4.7 percent increase over last year, and a new record according to AAA, which has been tracking Memorial Day weekend travel since 2001. 2018 also marks the fourth consecutive year Maryland exceeded 800,000 travelers.
“Our forecast shows that more Marylanders than ever will be getting away for the holiday weekend and this year, they will be taking to the roads and the skies in record numbers to get to their destination,” said Ragina Cooper Averella, Manager of Public and Government Affairs, AAA Mid-Atlantic. “As with Americans across the country, Marylanders are being motivated to travel thanks to a stronger economy and growing consumer confidence.”