Consumer Watch: Labor Day travels

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by Andy Treinen

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 29 at 4:41 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)-- This year’s Labor Day travel numbers will be at their highest since the recession, according to a forecast from AAA.

The majority of travelers will be going by road, with an estimated thirty-four million hitting the highways this upcoming weekend.  As gas prices for the Labor Day weekend are lower than they were a year ago, twenty-nine Americans will be traveling by car.  Nearly two and a half million Americans will be traveling via plane, according to the report.

The busiest day of weekend travel is expected to be on Friday, August 30, as forty-six percent of travelers head away from home.  The second busiest day will be the return trip, on Monday, September 2, according to AAA.

The top U.S. destinations this weekend are travel hotspots Las Vegas, New York and Chicago, and internationally, travelers will be flocking to Cancun, according to bookings on Orbitz, a travel website.

Though Labor Day weekend is the unofficial end to summer, it is not the end to the year’s weekend getaway.  Tripadvisor reports that many fall vacations focus on areas that are heavy with the colors of fall foliage.  Locally, Brown County, Ind. And Burnheim Forest a few places ripe with the colors of autumn. 

If you have a consumer tip, send WHAS11’s Andy Treinen an email to consumerwatch@whas11.com.

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