Increase Expected for Holiday Travel

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

AAA said increased consumer spending and the improving housing will make for busier travel this Labor Day weekend.

AAA Travel projects 34.1 million American drivers will travel at least 50 miles during the holiday. The number is up 4.2 percent from 2012.

In Wisconsin, the forecast is for 713,000 travelers to hit the road for the last of the summer holidays. It would be a 3.4 percent increase from a year ago and it would also mark the busiest Labor Day since 2008. AAA expects 637,719 Wisconsinites to travel by automobile and 26,334 by plane with the remaining travelers choosing other modes of transportation.

The Labor Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, August 29 to Monday, September 2.

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