AAA has predicted that 1.5% more Americans will take a trip this Memorial Day weekend compared with the same holiday weekend in 2008. "Last year, soaring gas prices and a deteriorating economy resulted in far fewer trips being taken than had been forecasted," said Robert L. Darbelnet, president and CEO of AAA. "The good news is sharply lower gasoline prices and plentiful travel bargains have Americans feeling better about taking a road trip this summer, which should help tourism-based economic activity throughout the nation."

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