Labor Day Travel Tips – Survive the Busier Holiday Projection for 2016
If you are like the many other travelers planning a trip for the long weekend in September…get ready. This year, travel projections for the long weekend suggest a busier holiday. Use these Labor Day travel tips to survive the busier holiday projection for 2016.
Airlines are preparing for an uptick in traveling through the August 31 through September 6 long-weekend. Predictions hover around a 4% increase in travel over the end-of-summer holiday. Perhaps last-minute Labor Day travel deals are the incentive for the surge. According to Hopper, a flight prediction site, names 3 cities as the hot vacation spots for 2016: Chicago, Denver, and Las Vegas. The three cities have so much to offer. Currently, you can score hotels in Chicago for around $160 a night, which is relatively cheap for a summertime rate. For even better rates, check out Colorado’s deal which hover around $99 a night for those who don’t mind a small trek outside of the downtown area. As for Vegas, you can score a 4-star room at Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel downtown for $122 a night.
Of course, there are Labor Day travel deals to be had across the board. If you skipped summertime vacation, you can save some cash at summer hot-spots like Disney. Check out the Orlando area for discounts as it transitions from peak to shoulder season.
As for some tips, these apply to any travel plans, but stay wary of deals that are too-good-to-be-true. Always check offers directly through company the deal is for. Long weekends usually mean heavier crowds. Be prepared to deal with others who had the same Labor Day getaway plans. A little bit of patience goes a long way.
If a flight will be on your agenda, research TSA security programs that let you speed through the process. Always do a little digging on your specific airline’s policies, and remember that carrier’s policies can vary across the board.