Economy expected to boost Labor Day travel

Travelers make their way to their trains inside Penn Station in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

August 20, 2013 1:48:59 PM PDT
Get ready for what is expected to be busiest Labor Day travel weekend in five years.

According to AAA more than 34 million people nationwide, are planning to go somewhere during the upcoming holiday weekend.

That's about two and a half million more than last year.

Experts are crediting the economy and housing market for the boost in travel.

AAA says most people plan to fly or drive about 600 miles, round-trip, and spend about $800.