AAA Predicts Strong Labor Day Weekend Travel
AAA says Labor Day travel will be the strongest since 2008.
Hoosier Motor Club Spokesman Greg Seiter says they're projecting 34.7 million Americans will travel 50 or more miles from home during the upcoming holiday weekend. That's up 1.3% over this time last year.
Seiter says it may be a sign that people are feeling better about the economy. He adds this comes despite the fact that gas prices are currently rising in Indiana. He says that's due in part the holiday itself and a BP refinery explosion in Whiting.
Seiter says nationwide and statewide gas prices are still currently about ten cents lower than they were a year ago. On the air travel front, Seiter says airfares and hotel cost are slightly higher than last year, but it's not stopping folks from flying.