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Minnesota Sees Increase In Tourism For Summer 2013

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It appears that the Summer of 2013 will continue the trend of increases to tourism in Minnesota!  A recently-released survey that was prepared by the Explore Minnesota Tourism agency confirms moderate growth during the summer months of 2013, and it appears that the State of Minnesota is finally poised to reach pre-recession levels.

In an end-of-summer survey by the state’s tourism promotion office, 40% of responding businesses reported that occupancy this summer was higher than last summer, and 28% reported occupancy similar to a year ago. Almost half (49%) reported that revenues were up this summer over last.

However, a cold and wet start to the spring/summer season had a chilling effect on business at Minnesota campgrounds and resorts. While almost half (48%) of hotels and motels in the survey reported higher occupancy this summer, only 36% of resorts and 15% of campgrounds indicated that occupancy was up.

Balance the two halves of the summer together and you get the moderate increase.

Learn more about summer tourism or other news about the State of Minnesota by clicking here.


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