State Expects 14.9 Million Visitors This Summer
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New Hampshire’s summer season is expected to be a busy one, as the state’s tourism officials anticipate a rise in the number of visitors – and the amount of cash they spend.
According to a report by the Institute for New Hampshire Studies, about 14.9 million visitors will come from out-of-state during the summer season – marking a two per cent increase on last year’s figures. These visitors are expected to spend about $1.95 billion – that’s 2.5 per cent more than last year.
Summer is New Hampshire’s busiest travel season, with the three summer months of June, July, and August accounting for more than 40 per cent of visitation and spending to the state on an annual basis.
Most of the visitors for the summer season will be from New England, the middle-Atlantic States and eastern Canada. The number of visitors from Europe is likely to increase by three per cent compared to 2013, with UK, French, and German travel to New Hampshire expected to improve too.
VisitNH.gov has a new summer look with trip ideas for outdoor adventure, entertainment, culinary and more.