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The tourist season has started successfully White Mountains of New Hampshire

Business is booming again in the White Mountains after two years affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. While staffing issues are still plaguing many businesses in the region, North Conway is looking forward to a busy summer with Memorial Day weekend off to a good start.” This weekend has been very busy. We were close to full capacity – 136 rooms. This summer promises to be another great summer,” said Matt Lyman, general manager of Fox Ridge Resort. “We are starting to see more and more people. traveling from all over the country. Fox Ridge Resort in North Conway said it was expecting a record summer, in part for more Canadian visitors, as the border reopened. But, like many other businesses, they are still dealing with the problems caused by the pandemic. “Staffing was a problem. That was the biggest problem,” Lyman said. “But we made things work. My management team is working overtime. Our hourly staff earned extra hours. Everyone seems to be energized.” Tom Alberto said that things are going well for Gorham Ski and Bike in the future. They hope the influx of summer visitors will help them get back on their feet after reopening in the midst of a pandemic. “A lot of people from the Greater Boston area come for the holidays — either seasoned mountain bikers who want to get out of town on a mountain bike, or newbies who are interested in it,” Alberto said. While the region is still suffering. Due to staff shortages, there are more foreign workers in the area this year. “We have four this year, so things are starting to improve for J-1 travel workers,” Lyman said. On Labor Day, due to last month’s fire, many other hotels and motels in the region tell News 9 they are seeing a surge in business as people with bookings are now looking to stay elsewhere and not canceling their trips.

Business in the White Mountains is booming again after two years affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

While staffing issues still plague many businesses in the region, North Conway is looking forward to a busy summer when Memorial Day weekend gets off to a good start.

“This weekend has been very busy. We were close to full capacity – 136 rooms. This summer promises to be another great summer,” said Matt Lyman, general manager of Fox Ridge Resort. “We’re starting to see more and more people traveling from all over the country.”

The Fox Ridge Resort in North Conway said it was expecting a record summer, in part for more Canadian visitors, as the border reopened.

But like many other businesses, they are still facing challenges caused by the pandemic.

“Personnel was a problem. That was the biggest problem,” Lyman said. But we made everything work. My management team was working overtime.

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