The American Automobile Association forecasts Labor Day travel will rise to the highest level since 2008 this year. A big part of the reason is that retail gasoline prices are at the lowest in 5 years and down 11-cents year-over-year. Overall, they see travel up 1.3% year over year for the coming weekend.

In general, travel correlates well with overall economic activity but low gas prices might be creating an skew this year.