Where have all the tourists gone?

Where have all the tourists gone?

There are 7 comments on the Bennington Banner story from Aug 15, 2009, titled Where have all the tourists gone?. In it, Bennington Banner reports that:

Recently, my wife and I, along with our granddaughter, took a road trip along Route 7 to Burlington.

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Well Done

Charlestown, MA

#1 Aug 15, 2009

Since: Jan 09

Bennington, VT

#2 Aug 16, 2009
As was once said We don't want year round jobs in Vermont. They don't fit with our tourist economy. So what is the problem?? Just ask for a goverment bail out. After all if something is not working the goverment will pay.

Real Vermonter

Since: Jun 09

Charlestown, MA

#3 Aug 16, 2009
Points east, west, north and south! I went north!
Sam Ram

Brookline, MA

#4 Aug 16, 2009
Ah, great, except that Manchester just reported a big jump in room and meals tax. Must come from ... tourists.

United States

#5 Aug 17, 2009
I have been coming up to the area for years and have completely and irrevocably fallen in love with the South of Vermont. I'd be a resident tomorrow if there were sufficient jobs in my and my wife's fields (of course if there were tons of jobs in investments and actuarial science respectively, Southern Vermont would probably have to look a lot more like Boston or New York, thereby ending my love afair with it).

This year I am bringing five of my friends with me because we decided we wanted to get a weekend of "guy time" without our families. I am hoping they fall for your state as have I and those five will become 15 when they come back with families and so on and so forth. In the past my trips up (I drive up from Ohio) have been about me and I never wanted to share but in this economy, I have been forced to share my secret Nirvana.

Not that I would look forward to more people with whom to compete for rooms and I definitely don't need more canoeists or anglers chasing me out of my few favorites spots on the Battenkill but my love of the state has driven me to be an evangelist probably much to my long-term angst.

Hope we can get you folks back to being sick of the crowds of us flatlanders (and secretly thrilled as we fill the coffers) before too long.

United States

#6 Aug 17, 2009
I heard RV shot them as they were passing through!
The Brattleboro Informer

Newtown, CT

#7 Aug 19, 2009
In Brattleboro, they're doing everything possible to scare away business, industry, shoppers, and tourist. If the rest of the state is following their lead; Vermont is in for some rough economic times.

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