Tourism and hotel business strong

The weather today isn’t likely to draw tourists, but the summer of 2012 was a summer unlike any other the U.P. has seen. The unusual amount of dry weather and warmer temperatures helped lead to one of the best summers for tourism in Marquette County.

According to early data released by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the hotel occupancy rate across the state was the highest it has been since 2004. That was no different in Marquette County. Thanks to a number of events, the tourism and hotel business were booming this summer.

And, the Landmark Inn had not just a good summer, but very good.In fact, she said the hotel had the highest occupancy in august of any month since she re–opened the hotel in the 90’s.