With millions of Americans traveling for Labor Day this year, TripAdvisor announces the results of its Labor Day travel survey of more than 2,000 respondents.
Based on the results, 37% plan to travel for Labor Day weekend this year, up 10% from last year. In fact, more people plan to fly this year. 33% will take a flight to their destination up 6% from last year, while 60% plan to drive.
The busiest travel day will be Friday, September 2, as 33% will be traveling to their Labor Day destination with more than one-third of travelers (36%) returning home on Monday, September 5. This year, many people will prolong their holiday as 14% plan to return on Tuesday, September 6.
Of those driving, 18% will drive between 101 and 200 miles to reach their Labor Day destination, and 11% will travel between 201 and 300 miles which is roughly the amount of miles in a tank of gasoline.