Labor Day travel expected to be higher than 2012 - Tucson News Now

Labor Day travel expected to be higher than 2012

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Labor Day will be labor free for many people, aside from filling up the gas tank.

AAA is estimating more Arizonans will be traveling this holiday weekend than they did last year.

678,000 people from the Grand Canyon state will be heading somewhere for the weekend – that is a 5.8 percent increase over 2012.

According to TripAdvisor, the most popular getaways for Labor Day are visiting family and friends, trekking into the great outdoors and soaking up the sun on the beach.  Most will be driving to their summers end destination.

Friday and Monday are expected to be the busiest on the road for traveling.  One perk drivers are taking advantage of is cheaper gas prices. 

In Tucson the average price is $3.27, in 2012 during the Labor Day weekend the average was $3.53. 

AAA is projecting the 2013 summer travel season will finish stronger than it started, and calls that great news for both the economy and the travel industry.

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