|by Danielle Contray||Rental Cars||5|
It seems that a slow economy and high gas prices aren't deterring Americans from taking advantage of the last official long weekend of summer. According to AAA, 33 million people will travel at least 50 miles for a Labor Day getaway, up almost three percent over 2011.
About 85 percent of you will be taking to the roads instead of the skies, with most trips averaging between 100 and 400 miles round–trip. Though gas prices are up 14 cents a gallon compared to late August 2011, car rental prices are down about 10 percent from last year, averaging $39 a day.
The BT staff 's plans helps validate the findings: An unofficial office poll found that most of us are planning on traveling this weekend—by car. What about you? Where are you going this weekend?
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