Labor Day travel projected to increase

Posted Tuesday, August 20, 2013 --- 2:24 p.m.

From our news partner, WLUK in Green Bay:

If you're planning on taking a Labor Day trip, you'll be one of 34.1 million people expected to head out for a holiday vacation.

AAA says that's up 4.2 percent from last year. It's also the highest level since 2008.

In Wisconsin, 713,000 people are projected to travel for the last of the summer holidays. That's a 3.4 percent increase from last year.

AAA is forecasting a lift because of an improving economy, increased consumer spending and optimism in the housing market.

Another factor that may affect the increase is the date of Labor Day this year, September 2nd.

According to AAA, Americans are more likely to travel when the holiday falls earlier in the month.

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