Hampton Beach welcomes tourists from Canada

The US-Canada border is open again after being closed for the past two years due to COVID-19 concerns and businesses and New Hampshire are excited to welcome tourists back. State officials said New Hampshire has been setting tourism records every year since 2020. Last month, New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs Commissioner Taylor Caswell said the Granite State s expects 4.6 million visitors this tourist season. open back. “We definitely saw a lot more Canadian tourists – I really like that because I can practice my French with them,” said Colby Petalas, server at Sea Ketch. “The good thing is that they like to have longer vacations. come for a night or two, they usually end up coming for a week or two,” said business owner Chuck Rage. Elizabeth Clark is visiting for the weekend from Vermont. Her children live in Canada, so she said the reopening of the border is like coming home.”I think it’s a wonderful thing because it means they can go home for the first time in almost three years,” said Clark said.The business owners said Canadian visitors are always welcome to New Hampshire and are looking forward to a busy few months ahead.

The US-Canada border is open again after being closed for the past two years due to COVID-19 concerns and businesses and New Hampshire are excited to welcome tourists back.

State officials said New Hampshire has been setting tourism records every year since 2020.

Last month, New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs Commissioner Taylor Caswell said the Granite State expected 4.6 million visitors this tourist season.

In Hampton Beach, business owners said they are already seeing an influx of tourists from Canada now that the border has reopened.

“We definitely saw a lot more Canadian tourists – I really appreciate that because I can practice my French with them,” said Colby Petalas, server at Sea Ketch.

“The good thing is that they like to have longer vacations, so instead of coming for one or two nights, they usually end up coming for a week or two,” the business owner said. , Chuck Rage.

Elizabeth Clark is visiting for the weekend from Vermont. Her children live in Canada, so she said the reopening of the border is like going back to basics.

“I think it’s a wonderful thing because it means they can go home for the first time in almost three years,” Clark said.

Business owners said Canadian visitors are always welcome to New Hampshire and are expecting a very busy month.

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