Todd DeFeo

More people to travel this Labor Day, AAA says

More people are projected to travel this Labor Day, a positive sign consumer spending is returning to normal.

According to AAA, 34.7 million are expected to travel at least 50 miles this holiday. A vast majority, 86 percent or 29.7 million, will be driving.

The total number of projected travelers this holiday represents a 1.3 percent increase over last year. It’s also the highest number if travelers for a Labor Day holiday since 2008, AAA said.

“As the economy makes modest gains, more Americans are joining the labor force this year,” AAA Chief Operating Officer Marshall L. Doney said in a statement. “With Labor Day symbolizing the American workers’ contributions to the strength and prosperity of our country, it’s only fitting that millions are choosing to celebrate this positive direction with an all-American road trip.”

About Todd DeFeo
Todd DeFeo loves to travel anywhere, anytime, taking pictures and notes. An award-winning reporter, Todd revels in the experience and the fact that every place has a story to tell. He is owner of The DeFeo Groupe and also edits Express Telegraph and Railfanning.org.