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Millions travel for bank holiday weekend

26 August 2016

About 5.1 million people will be heading off on breaks within the UK over the bank holiday weekend, tourism agency Visit England has estimated.The AA says traffic is likely to begin building up on Friday evening but the busiest single day for motorists is expected to be Saturday.Visit England said about £1.3bn is set to be generated for the economy.Meanwhile, travel organisation Abta expects two million Britons will head abroad between Friday and Monday.Heathrow is expecting more than 440,000 passengers to depart over the long weekend, while Gatwick is preparing for 311,000 outgoing passengers.Stansted is due to see 103,000 people fly over the next three days.Source

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