With approximately 85 percent of Ohioans who are traveling this Labor Day weekend doing so by automobile, the price of gas will play a key role in whether the trip is a smooth ride, according to a projection by AAA.
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• AAA projects that 34.1 million Americans will travel for Labor Day, which is a 4.2 percent increase from last year.
• Nationally, auto travel is expected to climb 4.3 percent, while air travel is expected to increase 2.8 percent.
• Regional holiday air travel is expected to increase 1.6 percent to nearly 51,000.
• The largest share of travelers will depart on Friday. That’s 46 percent. Forty-three percent plan to return on Monday, Labor Day.
• Nationwide, the average traveler is expected to log a round-trip distance of 594 miles, compared to 626 miles last year.
• Median spending among travelers is projected to be $804 compared to $749 last year.
*AAA’s projections based on travel forecast data provided by research conducted by IHS Global Insight.