AAA: 33 Million Americans Plan to Travel Over Labor Day
Americans plan to hit the road this Labor Day weekend despite rising gas prices.
Thirty three million people will travel 50 miles or more, a 2.9% increase from last year, according to AAA. That's the highest level of travel for Labor Day since the start of the recession in late 2007.
A gallon of gas now costs an average $3.72 a gallon, down 22 cents from the peak reached in early April but about 40 cents more than it was on July 1.
The overwhelming majority of travelers -- 85% -- plan to drive to their destination. Once there, they will find hotel rooms costing 4% to 6% higher than last year.
Families planning to get away plan to spend $749. That's up from $702 last year. (AP)