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More Californians Traveling Labor Day Weekend

Walnut Creek, CA– Californians are expected to be traveling slightly more than they did last year this holiday weekend. 


A new survey from AAA Northern California, predicts an 11 percent increase in the number of Californians expected to travel over the Labor Day weekend.  This year, holiday trips by car are expected to be the preferred choice of transportation with more than 3.5 million Californians driving to reach their holiday destinations.


“Despite the continued mixed feelings regarding the economic recovery, a strong comeback in travel is anticipated for this holiday weekend, ” said AAA Northern California spokesperson Cynthia Harris. “Compared to last year, fewer Californians are expected to pull back on discretionary spending, which will have a considerably positive impact on travel.”


AAA’s latest travel forecast predicts more than 4 million Californians will travel 50 miles or more from their homes this upcoming three-day Labor Day weekend.


Written by tina.falco@mlode.com