Tourism Officials Expect Busy Labor Day Weekend

Sep 2, 2016

State tourism officials expect this Labor Day weekend to be a busy one. Kris Nielsen with the division of travel and tourism says visitors are projected to spend $88 million here between now and Monday night.

"It's predicted to be the busiest labor day weekend on record. In fact we are expecting about 620,000 people to visit from out of state during the three day holiday that actually represents a 5 percent increase over last year."

Labor Day Weekend is the state's second busiest travel weekend of the year after July 4th.  And state officials say a sunny summer, low gas prices, and targeted marketing to east coast cities, including New York, have contributed to making the summer a good one for tourism.