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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) - Nearly 2.5 million Texans are planning a Labor Day getaway, according to AAA Texas.

That marks a 4.1 percent increase from 2012, and is the highest total number of Texans to travel for Labor Day since the recession.

Most travelers will start their Labor Day trip on Friday, August 30 and return on Monday, September 2.

More than two million Texans will travel by car (a 4.3% increase from 2012), and 222,000 will travel by air (a 2.6% increase from 2012).  Another 160,000 Texans will travel by train, cruise ships or other methods.

AAA reports the increase in holiday travel can be attributed to an improved housing market and increased consumer spending.

The average Texan traveler will Travelers are projected to spend about $649 on average to cover transportation costs, hotels, food, shopping and entertainment.

A trip is defined as 50 miles or more away from home.  The travelers surveyed said they plan to travel 558 miles round trip on average.  Visiting friends, relatives, going out to eat, shopping, touring, and sightseeing are among the holiday’s most popular activities.

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