AAA: NEARLY 71 MILLION AMERICANS EXPECTED TO TRAVEL DURING INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEK

APPROXIMATELY 70.9 MILLION U.S. travelers are expected to journey 50 miles or more from home over the Independence Day holiday, according to the latest
AAA forecast. For the first time, AAA considered the entire week of July 4th, plus the Saturday before and the Sunday after the holiday. This year’s projected
number of travelers marks a 5 percent increase from 2023 and an 8 percent increase from 2019.

“With summer vacations in full swing and the flexibility of remote work, more Americans are taking extended trips around Independence Day,” said Paula Twidale,
AAA Travel’s senior vice president. “We anticipate this July 4th week will be the busiest ever with an additional 5.7 million people traveling compared to 2019.”

AAA estimated a record 60.6 million people will travel by car over Independence Day week, an increase of 2.8 million from last year. This year’s number also
surpasses the 55.3 million who traveled by car over July 4th week in 2019.