Visitation and spending are forecasted to be up this year over 2013 for the busy Labor Day weekend in New Hampshire. According to a report issued by the Institute for New Hampshire Studies, about 560,000 visitors will come from out-of-state, up by 3 percent over last year, over the three-day weekend. Even better, those visitors are expected to spend $80 million, up 2 percent over last year, per the same report.
“Year after year, hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to New Hampshire for Labor Day weekend to enjoy our unmatched natural beauty, exciting recreational activities, cultural and historic attractions, and tax-free shopping,” Governor Maggie Hassan said. “Our travel and tourism industry is critical to our economy, providing a boost to countless local businesses and spurring job creation that supports a strong middle class."
The Division of Travel and Tourism Development said in a press release sent earlier this week, the Labor Day weekend is the second busiest holiday weekend of the year in NH after the 4th of July. The release noted that most of the visitors coming to NH for Labor Day weekend will be from traditionally important markets to the state – New England, New York, and Eastern Canada.