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Labor Day Travel To Increase This Holiday Weekend

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The long Labor Day weekend is almost here, and a lot of folks will try and squeeze in one more trip this summer.  If you are traveling you can expect more company on the highway and at the airport. Karin Caifa has more.

The number of Americans traveling for Labor Day will be at its highest level since the recession. That's according to a forecast from AAA. 

The majority of the 34.1 million travelers taking a trip at least 50 miles from home will be on the road, 29.2 million Americans traveling by car, with gas prices for the period  running lower than last year.

Another 2.6 million will fly.  The busiest travel day of the Labor Day period, Friday, August 30th, when 46% plan to make their getaway. The second busiest, Monday, September 2nd for the big return.

According to bookings on travel website Orbitz, the top US destinations for the long weekend are Las Vegas, New York, and Chicago. Internationally, Cancun.

Labor Day weekend may be the unofficial end of summer, but it won't be the end of the weekend getaway. A survey by TripAdvisor finds many travelers looking forward to fall -- citing fewer crowds and the cooler temperatures. The most popular fall travel activities according to their survey - trips to view fall foliage, and visits to vineyards.

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