According to the American Automobile Association’s Labor Day Travel Forecast, 34.1 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the upcoming Labor Day holiday, a 4.2 percent increase from 32.7 million travelers last year.
The anticipated increase in holiday travel is mostly due to increased consumer spending and the improving housing market. Eighty-five percent of travelers , 29.2 million, expect to travel by automobile, an increase of 4.3 percent from 28 million last year. Holiday air travel is expected to increase nearly three percent to 2.61 million. The average traveler is expected to travel a round-trip distance of 594 miles and spend $804.
Have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!