Posted 2 years ago
By John Axtell
That’s a 4.2% increase from last year and the highest Labor Day total since 2008. Triple A credits the increase to a positive economic outlook and improving consumer confidence.
85% of those heading out for the weekend…29.2-million…will be traveling by car, while 8% will fly. The remaining 7% will travel by rail, bus, or boat. 46% will leave tomorrow and 43% will be coming back on Monday.
Nebraskans staying closer to home will find numerous ideas on how to celebrate the last summer holiday at www.visitnebraska.com The events section lists dozens of community celebrations and activities appropriate for the entire family…including the Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island, which concludes Monday.
Outdoor enthusiasts should visit www.outdoornebraska.org, the website of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, for information on events and activities at State Parks and State Recreation Areas.