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Summer of 2015: 15.9 Million Visitors Expected to Spend $2 Billion in New Hampshire

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New Hampshire’s summer season is expected to set records, as state tourism officials anticipate an increase in visitors and visitor spending.

According to the Institute for New Hampshire Studies report, more than 15.9 million people will visit from out-of-state during the summer season, 3 percent more than last summer, who may spend about $2.07 billion, up 3 percent from a year ago.

June, July and August see the largest number of people visiting the state of any three-month travel season, accounting for more than 40 percent of all visitors and visitor spending on an annual basis.

Most visitors to New Hampshire this summer will be from New England, the Middle Atlantic States, and eastern Canada. The number of people visiting from Europe is expected to increase by about 3 percent over summer 2014, with United Kingdom, French and German travel to New Hampshire expected to improve.

VisitNH.gov has a new look for summer. The Vacation Inspiration website has tips and suggestions on how to get the most out of summer. Some of the highlights include unique garden tours, unexpected concert venues, kid-friendly hikes, top amusements and natural attractions and much more. Stay connected with New Hampshire tourism on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube and be sure to follow the #livefreenh hashtag to see what other people are saying about summer in New Hampshire.

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