Memorial Day traveler volume bounced back in 2021, but not to pre-pandemic levels

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After seeing just 23.1 million US travelers in 2020, the Memorial Day weekend rebounded somewhat this year, according to AAA projections. Over the holiday weekend this past May, 37.1 million people traveled at least 50 miles from their homes. The most common form of travel was via automobile, while methods like buses, trains, and cruises were not expected to make a meaningful recovery from last year’s slump. The overall volume of travelers still lagged behind that of 2019, when 42.8 million headed out for the holiday.