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As February Ends, Northwoods Tourism Good To Date

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With Mother Nature's cooperation, the Directors of area chambers of commerce report a well-traveled winter tourism time.

Theresa Smith at the Boulder Junction Chamber says the motels there have been sold out...

"...most of that is due to snowmobiling but we also see some cross-country skiers and snowshoers up here. On Feb. 17 we hosted our first-annual Forest Frenzy winter triathlon and that was a great turnout with silent sports enthusiasts..."

Theresa Smith says room tax revenue for the last quarter of 2017 was above the same time one year earlier. Kim Emerson at the Eagle River Chamber also reported many visitors...

"...it's been a very good winter, being that we had lots of snow and we were able to have the Ice Castle and all the different winter activities were taking place we had lots of people here all winter long. Businesses say things have been very good so overall it's been a very good winter in Eagle River...."

The tourism economy generated $1.5 billion in state and local revenue saving Wisconsin taxpayers $650 per household. Tourism directly and indirectly supports 193,500 jobs in Wisconsin, a six-year addition of more than 21,500 jobs to the state’s total employment, an increase of 12.4 percent.

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