Nearly 2.5 million Texans are expected to travel over the Labor Day holiday.

AAA Texas says that the total number of Texans traveling during the upcoming holiday is expected to reach a new post-recession high.

The organization says that the anticipated increase in holiday travel is largely due to increased consumer spending and the improving housing market.

“For people who need assistance with any last minute travel planning for Labor Day weekend, they can visit their nearest AAA Texas branch office,” said AAA Texas VP of Branch Operations Rhonda Wilson. “Also, as drivers hit the roads for the holiday, we remind them that safety should be their first priority, so please drive without any distractions.”

AAA Texas expects that the largest share of travelers on a single day will leave for their trips on Friday, August 30th, and the most popular date of return will be Monday, September 2nd.

The group anticipates that 2.1 million Texans will travel by automobile, 222,000 will travel by air, and 160,000 will use other means such as trains, buses, and cruise ships.

Texans surveyed say they plan to travel 558 miles round-trip during the upcoming holiday period.

AAA offers ebooks for travel planning, a mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and Android to map routes, find gas prices, and access roadside assistance, and their AAA travel service shows approved and Diamond Rated hotels and restaurants.

More information is available at www.texas.aaa.com.