It’s not too late to book a Labor Day trip, travel site says

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A view of Las Vegas on April 3, 2017. (Photo by Todd DeFeo/The DeFeo Groupe)

Looking for somewhere to go this Labor Day? Good news, it is not too late.

“Over the years, our Labor Day weekend data has consistently shown that a substantial number of people wait until the last minute to book their travel,” Ramses Meijer, general manager of Orbitz, said in a news release. “This is great news for anyone wanting to take advantage of the long weekend, but who may be worried that their options could be limited and that prices may be too high.”

Resort destinations lead the Labor Day pack with Las Vegas and Orlando ranking No. 1 and No. 2, Orbitz said. Hosting two early-season college football games as well as the DragonCon sci-fi convention, Atlanta is leading the way with the biggest jump in year-on-year Labor Day travel, according to the travel site.

Meanwhile, for anyone looking to drive this Labor Day, the national average price of regular unleaded gasoline is $2.35 per gallon. That is flat for the week, nine cents more than one month ago and 22 cents more than last year.

Compared to seven days ago, gas prices are more expensive in 27 states, cheaper in 12 states and flat in 12 states. The West Coast, Rockies and Midwest regions saw the most increases at the pump.

“Prices at the pump continue a slow, upward climb as the summer season draws to a close,” Jeanette Casselano, a spokesperson for AAA, said in a news release. “As we get closer to Labor Day and demand and production rates grow, drivers will likely see some of the highest prices at the pump this year.”

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