Monday, December 04, 2017
Visitor numbers logged at the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce and the chamber’s Summer Information Center east of town indicate that the 2017 tourist season may be yet another one for the record books.
An influx of earlier-than-usual tourists, a strong national economy, record-breaking visits to national parks and relatively low gas prices coupled with a bevy of local and statewide events and celebrations created the ideal conditions for a hot tourist season.
“On the whole, a lot of tourists were moving through Buffalo,” said Buffalo Chamber of Commerce interim Director Jennifer McCormick. “This year was huge.”
McCormick said that the chamber office in downtown Buffalo averaged 40 visitors per day throughout the summer; the welcome center on U.S. Highway 16 East had about 100 visitors per day.