AAA: Nearly 35 million Traveling for Labor Day Weekend

Aug. 21, 2014

AAA is predicting an increase in traffic for the Labor Day holiday weekend.

They’re projecting 34.7 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1.3 percent increase over 2013.

“AAA is forecasting a lift in Labor Day travel this year as Americans are more optimistic about their financial situation,” said Martha Mitchell Meade, Manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic.

They’re also expecting gas prices to have little impact on the number of people traveling for Labor Day, though lower prices could help make travel more affordable.

Nearly 86 percent of travelers (29.7 million) will celebrate the holiday with a final road trip before summer comes to a close.

The Labor Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, August 28th to Monday, September 1st.

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