Gas Prices Impact Inland Tourism

Businesses and towns that rely on tourism to help their bottom line are finding the gas prices are having an impact on the number of visitors they're seeing. Quentin Warren owns an art gallery in downtown Washington and says the soaring gas prices mean struggling sales and less money in his pockets. Washington tourism director Lynne Lewis says a look at the numbers shows tourism is down from this same time last year when gas prices weren't as high. Lewis says she's working on a plan to lure more visitors to the area.


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