Fourth Of July Travel: What To Expect And How To Prepare

CBS Pittsburgh

If you thought travel was a pain for Memorial Day, get ready forthis year’s Fourth of July.

According to AAA41 million Americans expected to travel this year, which meanshighways and airports will be packed with travelers looking to take advantage of the three-day weekend.

These increased numbers of travel have implications for American’s spending habits. Forty-one million travelers this year means a 1.9 percent increase over last year, and this 1.9 percent increase hints towards America?s improving economy.

Just like Memorial Day, travel rates seem to be bouncing back to pre-recession numbers.USA Todayposits that more Americans are willing to use credit cards to expense their travel this year, showing better signs for the economy.

More than 80 percent of that travel will be on U.S. roads this year, with many driving at least 50 miles from home todestinations that range from Boston to Chicago.

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