Strong Labor Day Travel Predicted

By: Stephanie Schultz
By: Stephanie Schultz

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Travel during the upcoming labor day is expected to be the largest expected holiday travel since 2008.

AAA predicts 34.1 million people will travel this year, a 4.2% increase over last year.

Jim Hanni told 13 News that AAA is expecting more than 1,100 calls for road service, most of which will be battery related calls. Hanni reminds travelers to check their batteries, especially if they are more than three years old. The extreme heat can cause batteries to break down more quickly.

Hanni says because of our location, 90% of our region will travel by car.

"People just like to get in the car and go so spur of the moment trips are probably more prevalent in our area," said Hanni. "The geographic distance that it takes to get from one place to the other in our part of the country is just conducive to a car trip."

Top travel destinations this year include Branson, Fall Foliage, Colorado, and Yellowstone.


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