AAA: July 4 Holiday Auto Travel Seen Up 4% Vs Year Earlier

— Mid-week holiday, lower gasoline price, adds to expected travel volume

— Total travelers over Independence Day holiday seen up 4.9% versus year earlier

— Number of travelers ties 2007 level, up 42% vs 2009

By David Bird

NEW YORK (Dow Jones)–U.S. auto travel over the July 4 holiday period is set to rise 4.9% from a year earlier, helped by lower gasoline prices, according to a survey released Tuesday by travel and leisure group AAA.

A projected 35.5 million auto travelers will hit U.S. roads over the …

Jun 19th, 2012 | Posted in Web Resources
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