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All-time highs for fall visitors expected in New Hampshire

Friday, September 29, 2017  
Posted by: Taylor Salvato
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All-time highs for fall visitors expected in New Hampshire
By: Associated Press

State tourism officials are forecasting all-time highs for visitors and spending this fall season, with a good chunk of the travel occurring over Columbus Day weekend.

The state Division of Travel and Tourism is expecting 9.8 million visitors to spend $1.5 billion throughout the fall. The figures represent increases of 4 percent in visitors and 5 percent in money spent over last fall.

Travel researchers said Thursday about 710,000 visitors are projected to spend more than $100 million over Columbus Day weekend, a 5 percent increase over a year ago for both categories. The division said scenic drives and outdoor recreation will remain the most popular activities, followed by visiting farm stands, orchards, festivals and family.

Read more at ConcordMonitor.com.

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