Discounts Help North Carolina Tourism Areas As Spending Drops

Many North Carolina attractions say discounts helped keep them afloat this summer.

The Charlotte Observer reported Tuesday that most destinations expect declines in revenue this summer to be less than in 2008, because of aggressive marketing.

The Explore Asheville Web site to offer deeply discounted hotel rooms and packages. Marla Tambellini with the Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau said the declines in tourism numbers this year were smaller than 2008.

The Mile High Kite Festival in Beech Mountain offered free kites to the first 200 children Sunday.

Rain hurt the coast during the Labor Day weekend.

Overall, hotels, motels and campgrounds on the Outer Banks had an increase in occupancy. But weeklong cottage rentals were down in Dare County, a reflection of people taking shorter trips.

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  • by VANCE Location: COLUMBIA on Sep 8, 2009 at 04:25 PM
    Discounts may keep them afloat this year but wait till next year.No growth,major unemployment,higher taxes,major inflation,and this health care crap will doom us all. Ship these illigals out of here make the people on the streets that have their hands down thier pants or in other peoples pockets work.Mainly Illigal Mexicans have filled this void for to long.Barak Hussien Obama wants to grant amnesty to over 30 million of these people and give them health care at the expense of every LEGALE AMERICAN.Hillary Clinton wants to give them drivers licences even if they can't read a stop sign.All our money is going to these third world countries.Obama if you want boost the economy kick these darn illegals out and MAKE THESE STREET PEOPLE WORK.Instead of going to schools and doing your preaching do something construtive instead of destrutive spend our tax dollars wisely and PUT AMERICA BACK TO WORK!

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