AAA predicts summer travel will be down 15 percent compared to last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
People will likely book more long weekend getaways than extended vacations.
With social distancing guidelines still in place, AAA expects 97 percent of summer vacations to be road trips.
And Independence Day could shape up to be the biggest road trip event of the year.
Travel data company Arrivalist says more than 36 million Americans will hit the road for the July 4 holiday weekend. That’s about 11 percent less than last year’s predictions.
AAA says Americans will take 700 million trips between July and September and while that might seem like a lot, it’s actually 120 million fewer than last year.
The biggest reason travel is down right now is because fewer people are flying.
The decline is also because of reduced bus, rail, and cruise travel.