This year’s Labor Day weekend is predicted to see more Americans hit the road than in the past five years. IHS Global Insight and AAA Travel cite the country’s improved employment situation and recovering home values for the upswing in the economy and the spike in travel plans. Their reports predict that 34.1 million people will travel 50 miles or more within the country this Labor Day weekend. Beaches and barbeques are the conjecture for most.
“AAA is forecasting a lift in Labor Day travel this year due to the increasingly positive economic outlook and optimism in the housing market,” said AAA President and CEO Robert L. Darbelnet. He is also quoted as saying, “For many Americans, their home is their biggest asset, as home prices improve in many parts of the country more families are feeling comfortable about traveling this Labor Day holiday.”
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes an annual tribute to their contributions of strength, prosperity, and the well-being of our country.
Labor Day has come to be celebrated by most Americans as the symbolic last weekend of summer. As residents of the Jupiter/Tequesta and surrounding areas already know, summer does not end in South Florida. Living here in the Sunshine State, every weekend feel can feel like a holiday weekend – beaches, boating, and fun!