LUDLOW, Mass. (WWLP) – Labor Day Weekend is here! The unofficial end to summer is one last opportunity to get away, but AAA predicts this weekend could be quieter than in years past.

For many Americans, Labor Day Weekend marks the final celebration of the summer season. This year, travel experts predict more people will be saying farewell to summer from home, rather than a destination.

“Not going anywhere… not going to any beaches or anything,” said Valerie Garriga of Chicopee.

According to an informal, regional survey by AAA, only 31 percent of respondents plan to travel and 49 percent are choosing to stay home with the majority citing high prices as a main factor.

“Stay in the area, save my gas, travel less,” said Garriga. “Yeah we want to save up as much as we can, we have to go back and forth to work, the kids to school, different things in the area and it’s still guzzling up the gas.”

While some are choosing not to travel due to cost, the price at the pump hasn’t influenced everyone’s decision to travel this summer.

“So gas prices, I guess I’m a little spoiled, I don’t pay too much attention because I have a company truck and I haven’t paid for gas in 25 years,” said Russell Degenza of Holyoke.

AAA also found that less people will be heading to the airport for holiday travel, an increase in flight cancellations due to staffing shortages and weather, deterring people from buying that plane ticket. However, travel experts predict air travel will increase in the coming months, as airfare prices are expected to drop this fall and winter.