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Cheapergasnot going toboost summer driving

Travelers fill up at a gas station in Valencia, Calif., for an early start on last year’s Memorial Day weekend. Although gas prices have been coming down in recent weeks, tourism experts are expecting little increase in holiday travel this year because people are still wary about the economy.
By the numbers

NEW YORK – Nearly 35 million people are expected to take at least a short trip during the Memorial Day weekend. That’s an improvement from 2011, but still below prerecession levels.
Here’s the number of people who traveled at least 50 miles in previous years:
2011 34.3 million
2010 34.8 million
2009 30.5 million
2008 31.6 million
2007 35.3 million
2006 36.0 million
2005 44.0 million
2004 34.6 million
2003 30.9 million
2002 33.2 million
2001 35.9 million
Source: AAA and IHS Global Insight

Cheapergasnot going toboost summer driving

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Travelers fill up at a gas station in Valencia, Calif., for an early start on last year’s Memorial Day weekend. Although gas prices have been coming down in recent weeks, tourism experts are expecting little increase in holiday travel this year because people are still wary about the economy.
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