With Labor Day weekend and autumn approaching, TripAdvisor recently asked U.S. travelers to share their plans for fall and Labor Day travel. Today, we’re sharing the results of that survey of more than 1,400 U.S. respondents, which revealed that recently rising gas prices will not be a roadblock to travel this fall. In fact, 85 percent of U.S. travelers say they are planning to take a leisure trip this fall and 84 percent said higher prices at the pump will not affect their travel plans.
Other interesting findings from TripAdvisor’s 2012 fall and Labor Day travel survey include:
- 34 percent plan to spend more on fall travel than they did in 2011, while 42 percent plan to spend about the same amount and 12 percent plan to spend less than they did last year.
- Among those traveling, 61 percent plan to take more than one trip.
-27 percent are planning to travel this Labor Day weekend, up from 22 percent who traveled for the holiday last year.
-22 percent cite fewer crowds than in the summer as their top reason for fall travel, while 20 percent say they travel in the fall for the weather.
Travelers’ Top 5 Fall Activities:
1. View colorful fall foliage – 39%
2. Go wine tasting / visit a vineyard – 26%
3. Go to a state / county fair or fall festival – 22%
4. Attend a football game / collegiate homecoming – 20%
5. Go to a food festival – 20%
Wondering what else the survey revealed about travelers’ fall and Labor Day travel plans? Check out the full survey results here and share with us in the comments section below your plans to get away this autumn!