Americans will take an estimated 700 million trips this summer, AAA says, a decrease of nearly 15 percent compared to July through September of last year.
Looking at economic indicators and state re-openings, the travel organization said this year will be the first decline in summer travel since 2009. According to their booking trends, the organization says Americans will be traveling, though more cautiously and more spontaneously…
The organization found that most Americans would be traveling by car, but that it would be down by 3.3 percent. Air travel, the organization estimates, will be down by 74 percent while travel by rail, cruise ships, and bus would be down by 86 percent.
Had the pandemic not hit, the organization says, travel would be up 3.6 over the same period last year – a loss of nearly 150 million person trips this summer.