Labor Day travel expected to be lighter than normal

It’s the last long holiday weekend of the summer and in the past the Labor Day weekend has been one of the heaviest of the year in terms of travel. But AAA Utah says ongoing concern about the economy is expected to keep many people from spending money on weekend trips.AAA spokeswoman Cynthia Harris has predicted that travel in the Mountain West will fall 2.6 percent from last year. Harris says Mountain West residents are reacting to the most recent economic downturns and that is having a significant effect on discretionary spending. But she says with a pent-up desire to get away for the last holiday of the season we could see an increase in last-minute weekend travel.

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