New Hampshire expects more visitors, money this weekend

September 1, 2018

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire tourism officials are expecting an increase in both visitors and spending this holiday weekend.

Labor Day weekend is typically the state’s second-busiest travel weekend, behind the Fourth of July.

The state Division of Travel and Tourism expects about 660,000 visitors will spend $95 million between Saturday and Monday. That amounts to a 3.5 percent increase in visitors and a 5 percent increase in spending compared to last year.

Officials base the projections on strong consumer confidence, reasonable gas prices and a sunny weather forecast.

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