AAA: 2.5 million Mountain West residents to travel for holiday
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The upcoming three-day Labor Day holiday is predicted to reflect a significant increase of Mountain West travelers from last year's holiday.
That's according to AAA Nevada's most recent travel survey.
AAA's latest travel forecast predicts more than 2.5 million Mountain West residents will travel 50 miles or more from their homes this Labor Day Weekend.
This is an overall increase of 5.4 percent compared to last year.
Nationally, AAA projects just over 34 million people will travel 50 miles or more during the Labor Day weekend, representing a 4.2 percent increase compared to 2012.
AAA's survey shows that hiking, touring and sightseeing, visiting family and friends, and shopping will be the preferred leisure activities of Mountain West families.
Other favorite activities over the weekend are expected to be biking, hiking and sightseeing.