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More Americans Expected to Travel this Labor Day

More Americans Expected to Travel this Labor Day

The AAA expects a big travel weekend this Labor Day:  How many will hit the road? 

More than 30 million Americans are going on vacation. And AAA's Heather Hunter says most people will be driving to their destinations.

"About 85 percent of those traveling this year will choose the automobile. And that's primarily due to the convenience of taking a drive trip and also the cost savings that it can offer," Hunter said.

And when Americans travel, they spend.  

"We did ask people how much that they plan to spend this year on their holiday travel, and that's up slightly to $804," she said.

That amounts to somewhere north of $25 billion being dumped into the American economy.



Infographic courtesy of AAA Newsroom

 

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