Independence Day holiday travel forecast

SAN DIEGO ( KUSI) –  Independence Day is a little more than a week away and that mean millions of people will be traveling or cookouts, pool parties and fireworks

Doug Shupe with the Auto Club joins KUSI to talk about the big week for travel.

This holiday builds on the strong travel demand that we saw over Memorial day, and with schools now out of session across the country, many families are eager to travel and some will use the holiday as part of their annual week long summer vacation. In addition to lower gas prices compared with last summer, broader economic fundamentals remain strong. We’re continuing to see low unemployment, robust consumer spending, and rising disposable incomes which are encouraging more consumer to spend their money on travel this summer.

Wednesday, July 3 will be the worst day on the roads. And AAA has partnered with INRIX, a global mobility analytics company, which predicts drivers could face delays as much as four times a normal commute.

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