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AAA projects increase in Labor Day travel in Va

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More Virginians are expected to travel this Labor Day weekend.

AAA Mid-Atlantic says that the number of people taking a trip at least 50 miles away from home is anticipated to increase nearly 2 percent this year. That's nearly 925,000 Virginians traveling this holiday weekend.

Nationally, Labor Day holiday travel is expected to reach a new post-recession high. The auto club says the increase appears to be a reflection of the nation's continued slow and steady economic recovery.

The majority of Virginians are expected to travel by car despite higher gas prices. And AAA anticipates the price tag for this year's travel to increase less than $50 to an average of $749.

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