After work today, many will be hitting the road for the big Labor Day weekend.
Travel says 34.1 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home
this weekend, an increase of 4.2 percent from last year. In our region,
the increase in travelers will be 6.4 percent. Even though gas prices
aren't exactly low, the main reason is simple.
"I think it's
due to post-recession, more people are confident in the economy along
with their personal finances," says AAA travel agent Cierra Muscha.
says most of the people she has helped out have traveled outside of
North Dakota and one of the hot spots has been Alaska.
Gas did go
up a little over night. Prices jumped two cents per gallon, the
biggest hike in six weeks. The reason is a potential U.S. strike on
Syria. The national average now stands at $3.56.