AAA prediction: Pandemic triggers first decline in summer travel in 11 years
AAA released its travel forecast Thursday showing Americans will take 700 million trips this summer. That number is down nearly 15% compared to last July through September and is the first decline in summer travel since 2009. In total, AAA predicts 683 million road trips will take place from July to September of 2020. Americans are avoiding air travel and AAA expects the majority of people, 96.5-percent, will drive to a summer destination. Searches for destinations through AAAs popular trip planner, showed travelers are less interested in places that draw large crowds.