The Caribbean Club is a great first stop into the Keys.

The Caribbean Club is a great first stop into the Keys.  

Despite coronavirus variants, Americans are still as keen as ever to travel and squeeze out the last bit of summer this Labor Day weekend. According to ValuePenguin’s recent survey, 4 in 10 travelers will be headed to Florida for their long weekend.

• Florida is the top Labor Day travel destination among those heading out-of-state. About 4 in 10 travelers (38%) are going to another state, with 12% traveling to Florida. California and New York are the next top vacation spots (both tied at 8%).

• One in 5 (20%) of Americans — 51 million — are traveling for Labor Day. Those most likely to travel include six-figure earners (32%), parents with kids under 18 (30%) and Gen Xers (25%).

• But 29 million (11%) have had to cancel plans (or had them canceled) due to delta variant concerns.

• Hotels and resorts are the most popular lodging choice among Labor Day travelers (44% will stay at one), beating out vacation rentals and staying with friends or family. As for how they’ll get there, most (70%) will drive while 23% will fly.

• Less than 40% of Labor Day travelers plan to mask up both indoors and outdoors during their trip. Instead, 27% will only wear a mask while indoors, 17% when required (such as on a plane) and 17% won’t wear one at all.

• Because you never know… 57% of Labor Day travelers insured their trip.

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