Vermont’s tourism industry is down an estimated $700 million to date more than a year into the coronavirus pandemic.
The Vermont Department of Tourism says it will take more than a strong spring and summer for businesses to start to recover.
Sam von Trapp, the director and executive vice president of Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, says it will be a long time before a full recovery.
WPTZ-TV reports that losses to the ski industry make up about a seventh of the overall tourism revenue losses. Towns surrounding ski areas and local businesses have also taken a big hit.
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