Experts: Fewer Americans will travel Labor Day weekend

08/31/2011 | USA Today

Analysts are expecting fewer Americans to go on trips Labor Day weekend, amid increases in costs of travel. AAA predicts a 2.4% drop in the number of Americans who will travel at least 50 miles from their homes this weekend, as domestic airfare and average room rates have risen 9% and 7%, respectively, compared with last year's figures. Gasoline prices are also averaging about $1 higher from last year.

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