Even with gas prices dropping, Americans still won't go on many summer road trips, according to the Associated Press.
Many economists and tourism experts say the number of American travelers will only increase slightly this summer, according to the article. Even though gas prices are going down, they're still too high for Americans' wallets. In addition to high gas prices, many families also have to deal with a lot of debt and an uncertain job market.
"Travel is about security," John Larson, vice president for IHS Global Insight, told the Associated Press. "If you feel less secure about your future, you may be less willing to take this trip."
AAA estimates that 34.8 million Americans will go on a trip of at least 50 miles for Memorial Day, according to the article. That's approximately 500,000 more than on Memorial Day 2011.
High gas prices may result in low-wage earners staying home, but most will still go on Vacations, if they were already planning on a summer vacation, according to the article.