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Mid-Michigan businesses prepare for unofficial end of summer

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FRANKENMUTH (WJRT) - (08/26/14) - As the long Labor Day weekend approaches, Mid-Michigan businesses are preparing for extra customers.

AAA predicts 34.7 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home for the weekend. That's the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and it's 1.3 percent more travelers than last year.

One popular destination is Michigan's Little Bavaria.

Frankenmuth is a popular destination for not only out of town tourists, but for people here in Mid-Michigan. A lot of stores and merchants in Frankenmuth prepare for the large crowds by beefing up staff and extending hours.

In addition, AAA predicts travelers will likely pay lower gas prices for Labor Day.

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