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AAA predicts uptick in Labor Day travel

AAA predicts uptick in Labor Day travel

Triple A is predicting 34.1 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this Labor Day holiday weekend.

Public Affairs Specialist Steve Pacer says the projected 4.2% increase is due to positive economic factors, including an improving housing market, lower unemployment and high consumer confidence.

Pacer says gas prices aren’t affecting travel prospects, which is becoming a trend.

Pacer says Labor Day weekend is often the last chance for people to visit family and friends before the summer ends.

He says most people have made travel a priority and have funded it with discretionary spending dollars.

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