MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – It will be a busy Labor Day weekend on Michigan roads, despite gas prices of four-dollars per gallon or more.
The expectation comes from “Triple-A Michigan,” which says more than 1.2 million Michigan residents will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend. That’s one percent more than the Labor Day holiday weekend last year.
The auto club’s Nancy Cain says 92 percent of Michiganders will head for holiday destinations by vehicle despite the high cost of gasoline. Nationally, the auto club estimates that 33 million Americans will travel this holiday weekend. That’s up 2.9 percent from one year ago.
Triple A Michigan’ president Steve Wagner says there is a pent-up demand for travel and the economy is improving. As a result they expect summer tourism will be up over last year.
The Labor Day holiday travel period runs through midnight on Monday, September 3rd.
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