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Labor Day Weekend travel should stay steady in Yakima

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- AAA is projecting a decline in labor day weekend travel for people who travel 50 miles or further.

But the Yakima Valley Visitors and Convention Bureau is saying Yakima won't be affected by this.
 
AAA is forecasting a nearly 2.5% decrease of travelers this year.

But President and CEO of the Yakima Valley Visitors and Convention Bureau, John Cooper says that because of the type of traveler and late summer, we should expect a good turnout.

"I think we'll see actually the trend be opposite of that. Where people will take advantage of the good weather and come over for the holiday," Cooper said.

Businesses we talked to in Yakima say that labor day weekend they typically see an increase in business.
They say they see a lot of people from the Westside traveling in for the weekend.

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