New Hampshire travel, hospitality sectors look to vaccines, loyal patrons to get through winter
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New Hampshire travel, hospitality sectors look to vaccines, loyal patrons to get through winter

New Hampshire hospitality and tourism businesses are counting on an efficient rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations to help draw the numbers of patrons they enjoyed before the pandemic.

“It’s all about vaccinations and consumer confidence to get everything going again,” Mike Somers, chief executive officer of the New Hampshire Restaurant and Lodging Association (NHRLA), told The Center Square. “And that’s universal in tourism across the country; consumer confidence and being willing to travel.”

New Hampshire hotel occupancy rates have fared better than the rest of the country and other New England states, but consumer confidence is still quite low.

“Right now, this has been the…

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