Aug 28, 2013

TripIt® Data Reveals Labor Day Travelers Get Back to Business Quickly

Five years of TripIt itinerary data shows 67% of holiday weekenders are back at work by Tuesday

SAN FRANCISCO, 28 August 2013 ­ New research from TripIt, the leading mobile travel organizer from Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), today revealed that work ramps back up quickly after Labor Day, as only 33% of travelers stay on vacation past the holiday weekend.

Need to track down colleagues or contacts after the holiday?

Five years of Labor Day itinerary data from TripIt shows that more than half of travelers are back at their desks on Tuesday (67%), and nearly all travelers are back at their desks by Wednesday (87%).

Overdue to take some time away from the office?

More than half of Labor Day travelers (52%) stick to a three- or four-night getaway over the long weekend, so leaving earlier, staying longer or taking a 5+ day "stretch-cation” can maximize relaxation and help avoid holiday swarms. Here’s how TripIt travelers plan their Labor Day escapes:

  • 15% are daytrippers
  • 9% stay overnight
  • 11% getaway for two nights
  • 32% take exactly three nights, while 20% extend to a four-day weekend
  • 9% plan a five-night trip
  • 4% vacation for six, seven or more* nights

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About TripIt from Concur®
TripIt, the leading mobile travel organizer from Concur (Nasdaq: CNQR), makes it easy for millions of travelers to organize and share their trips.  Simply forward confirmation emails from anywhere you book to and TripIt automatically creates one simple, smart itinerary to access on a smartphone, calendar, or anywhere online.  For even greater peace of mind while traveling, TripIt Pro acts like a personal travel assistant that keeps travelers in the know regarding flight status, alternate flights, and more; tracks all frequent traveler points in one place; and monitors eligible flights for fare refunds. TripIt for Teams is an easier way to organize multiple travelers’ plans in one place, and keep track of who’s traveling when and where. For more information, please visit and follow @TripIt at

About Concur

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*Based on 2008-2013 TripIt Labor Day itinerary data with Thursday/Friday departures. “Seven or more” is taken from an average of seven-night through 14-night trips.