TripAdvisor Survey Reveals 86 Percent of Travelers Planning Fall Getaways in 2010; 73 Percent Took Trips Last Fall
28 Percent Traveling for Labor Day; Fewer Driving than One Year Ago
NEWTON, Mass., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, today announced the results of its annual fall and Labor Day travel survey of more than 2,000 U.S. travelers. Eighty-six percent are planning leisure trips this coming fall, compared to 73 percent that said they took trips last fall. Seventy-eight percent say the economy is not having any effect on their fall travel plans, while 42 percent plan to take their biggest trip of 2010 this autumn.
28 percent expect to travel for the upcoming Labor Day weekend, down slightly from 30 percent one year ago.
Among those traveling for Labor Day weekend, 66 percent plan to drive to their destination, down from 70 percent last year.
36 percent of those traveling for Labor Day weekend plan to fly, up from 33 percent one year ago.
The busiest getaway day looks to be Friday, September 3, with 35 percent planning to travel on this date.
The majority of travelers (39 percent) will travel home on Monday, September 6.
America's Top Labor Day Destinations
In a separate survey of more than 5,000 TripAdvisor members, below are the top 10 favorite U.S. Labor Day destinations:
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Mackinaw City/Mackinac Island, Michigan
Outer Banks, North Carolina
San Francisco, California
San Diego, California
Las Vegas, Nevada
New York City, New York
New Orleans, Louisiana
"The vast majority of U.S. travelers plan to enjoy a fall getaway in the coming months, and checking out the season's beautiful foliage and visiting vineyards top the autumnal adventures this year," said Karen Drake, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor.
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*Source: comScore Media Metrix, Worldwide, June 2010