According to a report from AAA, there is some good news if you are planning to rent a car for your Labor Day travels. AAA projects that the average weekend rental car rate over Labor Day will average $43, which represents a drop of about seven percent from last year. AAA also says it expects more people to drive to their destination rather than fly, likely due to the rising cost of air travel. As always, gas prices are also expected to impact travel plans.
“AAA is projecting a decrease in the number of Labor Day travelers as some Americans react to recent economic uncertainty and increasing air fares,” said Glen MacDonell, director, AAA Travel Services. “While automobile travel is expected to increase slightly, if recent declines in gasoline prices continue through Labor Day, we could see an increase in last-minute holiday weekend travel.”
The combination of falling gas prices and falling rental car rates makes Labor Day the perfect time to take one last trip before summer is gone. You can check the lowest Labor Day rental car rates at RentACarNow.com.