Some folks get out for the last official weekend of summer.Labor Day is a week later this year than it was last year. As a result, Triple-A says there will be 15% fewer travelers on the roads, but Wisconsin Department of Tourism Secretary Kelli Trumble doesn’t sound worried.
“An American vacation and a Labor Day getaway is not something that people are willing to give up so easily in these times.”
In anticipation of fewer travelers because of the later date, and the recession, Trumble says businesses and tourism destinations are offering some pretty good deals.
“There are so many great values in Wisconsin for traveling. It’s a good time to travel.”
Travelers might be pinching pennies, but at least gas prices shouldn’t hold you back. The price per gallon is approximately a dollar less than this time a year ago. Tourism is the state’s third largest industry, generating nearly $13 billion per year and more than 300,000 jobs.
NOTE: The Triple-A expects about 870,000 Wisconsinites to drive at least 50 miles one way.