Americans are expected to travel less on Labor Day 2009 weekend opting for so-called staycations, according to the tourism industry, Bloomberg reports Friday.

Families are more likely to spend time at their local bowling, neighborhood pools and enjoy from a barbecue at home than spend in vacations as much as they did in past years, according to analysts citing the effect of the economic recession. The AAA for example, predicts that traveling on the weekend ending on Labor Day, September 7, will tumble 13 percent from last year.

Labor Day , a national holiday celebrated the first Monday of September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers, according to the United States Department of Labor's website.

The day is observed as a tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the United States, the Labor Departments says.