AAA: High Gas Won't Stop Memorial Day Travel

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More Americans are ready to travel over the Memorial Day holiday this year, despite higher gas prices.

"Memorial Day travel experienced a gain of more than 14 percent in 2010, and this year we expect to add slightly to that gain due to an increase in air travel and an improvement in the overall domestic economic picture," the American Automobile Association's Regional President Brad Roeber told USA Today.

The AAA forecasts that nearly 35 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more over the holiday weekend.

Still, researchers say that the high cost of fuel will cause them to cut back in other areas like dining and gambling.

Currently, gas prices are still above $4 a gallon in some areas. The national average, however, is down to $3.90.

*Originally broadcast on May 20, 2011.

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