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Rising gas prices slowing down holiday weekend travel

PHOENIX - Valley residents are taking to the road this holiday weekend and it appears rising gas prices are slowing them down.

TripAdvisor released the results of its Labor Day and fall travel survey of more than 1,400 U.S. respondents.

"Twenty-seven percent are planning to travel this Labor Day weekend, up from 22 percent who traveled for the holiday last year, 64 percent expect to drive, and 31 percent plan to fly," Lesley Carlin, Travel Expert from TripAdvisor said.

For Phoenix-area residents yet to make their Labor Day travel plans, TripAdvisor has identified five great Labor Day getaways for Phoenix travelers within 200 miles.

The top results based on recently top searched travel spots by Phoenix area locals on

1. Sedona, AZ
2. Flagstaff, AZ
3. Tucson, AZ
4. Prescott, AZ
5. Puerto Penasco in Mexico

About the Author

Sandra moved from the small border city of Yuma, Arizona to study Broadcast Journalism at Arizona State University in the late 90s. Since graduating, she's worked at several local TV stations including Univision, Fox 10 and 3TV.

Working at KTAR, has allowed her the opportunity to cover major national news events, including Presidential visits, the Tucson Tragedy and the Wallow fire.

When Sandra isn't covering breaking news or behind a microphone in the studio, she's probably at home with her best friend Mark and her two dogs, Lily and Lola.

Sandra enjoys cooking and admits to enjoying "really bad" reality T.V. She also enjoys spending quiet time at home with people she loves, playing a little poker and traveling.


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