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TripAdvisor has announced the results of it annual fall and Labor Day travel survey of more than 1600 US respondents. 86 percent of travelers are planning leisure trips this fall, compared to 74 percent of those who traveled for fun last autumn. 56 percent are planning weekend getaway trips this autumn, and 35 percent have one-week trips in store. This year, 28 percent of travelers intend to travel for Labor Day Weekend.
Among those traveling for the holiday, 60 percent expect to drive and 34 percent plan to fly. 26 percent will take an outdoors trip, 20 percent will take a city escape trip and another 24 percent will take on a beach trip. 47 percent of travelers will see family and friends for the holiday weekend. 69 percent said they will stay in a hotel, 30 percent at the home of family or friends and 20 percent intend to stay at a vacation rental for their fall trips.
Karen Drake, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor, said, "While Labor Day represents the end of summer vacations for some, it also signals the beginning of shoulder season deals and fewer crowds at popular destinations for travelers able to schedule fall getaways."