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Autumn Falls, Bringing Visitors From Around the World to New Hampshire

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Sugar Hill to the Franconia Range    ~    Lorna Colquhoun/NHEconomy.com

About 8.5 million people are expected to visit New Hampshire this fall, according to our friends down the hall at the Division of Travel and Tourism Development. That’s an increase of about 5 percent over last fall and they are projected to spend $1.3 billion, up 7 percent over last year.

The fall season is historically the second busiest in New Hampshire, attracting more than 25 percent of all visitors to New Hampshire annually.

Most visitors will come here from the New England and mid-Atlantic markets, but thanks to low gas prices, expect to see an increase in overnight visits from more distant states, including Florida, California, Illinois and Texas.

Just in time for autumn, Visit New Hampshire launched a new foliage tracker aimed at helping visitors plan their peak adventure.  The interactive, mobile-friendly tracker offers regional reports of New Hampshire’s stunning scenery, lodging and dining suggestions, points of interest around the state, and images from a network of leaf peepers.

Visitors can plan their New Hampshire Fall Adventure with help from VisitNH.gov. The Vacation Inspiration website has a guide to help get the most out of fall, including scenic drives, places to pick your own, a go-to guide for antiquing, and much more. Visitors are encouraged to share their New Hampshire fall foliage images with New Hampshire tourism on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, by using #nhfoliage.

Lorna Colquhoun
Communications Director
Division of Economic Development

Live Free and Visit New Hampshire!

Friday, May 9th, 2014

The New Hampshire Travel Council wrapped its 38th annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism this week. Each year, those throughout the state who make the Granite State the popular destination it is come together and talk about ways to enhance and extend all we have to offer.

Tourism is New Hampshire’s second largest industry, contributing 68,000 jobs to our economy. An estimated 34 million people visited last year, from all over the world, spending $4.6 billion.

Our friends down the hall at the Division of Travel and Tourism Development are New Hampshire’s cheerleaders and they do terrific work telling the world about all the things that make us glad we’re lucky to live here.

What does it take to do that? The video below is a great look behind this important industry.



Lorna Colquhoun

Communications Director

NH Division of Economic Development