N.H. Tourism Officials Forecasting 300,000 Visitors Over Columbus Day Weekend



New Hampshire Tourism officials are projecting some 300,000 visitors to the Granite State over the Columbus Day Weekend.

Overnight visitors are expected to spend more than $115 million this weekend.

"We're slammin,” says Tom Lapointe, innkeeper at the Adair Country Inn and Restaurant in Bethlehem. “So we're completely sold out for the weekend. And our dining room is, like, packed to the gills. We couldn't do anymore business."

State tourism officials say expected visitors and spending for this Columbus Day Weekend are up 5 percent year-over-year.

This is New Hampshire's second-busiest travel season, and it's forecasted that visitors will spend $1.4 billion in the Granite State this fall.