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NH Business: Hard Hiring, Gasoline Prices, Inflation: Are NH Businesses Ready for Summer Tourism?

Fred Kocher was joined by Lauren Hawkins, director of marketing for Storyland, to talk about tourism in New Hampshire this summer.



>> WELCOME TO BUSINESS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. I’m FRED KOHER. IF YOU ARE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE TRAVEL BUSINESS THIS SUMMER AND HIRE HAS TO BE HARD TO MEET YOUR EMPLOYEE DEMDSAN AND AR EUP PETROL PRICE, 4.90 OVER $5. AND INFLATION COSTS BUSINESS MORE. SO I ASKED THE DIRECTOR OF MARKETING OF ONE OF THE OLDEST AND MOST KNOWN FAMILY DESTINATIONS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE IN HISTORIC LAND SUMMERTIME IN GLEN, NE HAMPSHIRE, TO BE INFORMED TO US OF THEIR PLAN. BUT FIRST, HERE ARE SOME GENERAL FORECASTS ON TOURISM IN NEW HAMPSHIRE THIS SUMMER FROM THE NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS. 4.6 MILLION PEOPLE EXPECTED IN 2022. 4.4 At 20.21 TWO BILLION SPENT. BUT, PAYING FOR THE REALITIES WE ALL FACE NOW, NEW HAMPSHIRE TOURISM DIRECTOR LAURIE HARNOIS SAID THAT CID-19OV OUTBREAKS, INFLATION AND KODULE GAS PRICES ARE CHALLENGING WHAT NEW HAMPSHIRE SEES, BUT TO MORE ENCOURAGE VISITORS TO TAKE A TRIP. >> AND AS THEY ARE PREPARING IT’S LAUREN HAWKINS, NE OF THE NEWEST FEATURES, AQUARIUM. >> THANK YOU FOUR WHAT I HAVE. SEAN: HOW MANY PEOPLE DOES IT TAKE TO MANAGE STORYLAND AND HAVE YOU HIRED EVERYTHING YOU NEED? >> FOR EFFICIENT WORK STORYLAND REQUIRES 030, THIS IS THE TARGET NUMBER. IT HAS BEEN FOR MANY YEARS. WE DO NOT AIM TO GET TO THIS ROOM. I BELIEVE RIGHT NOW WE ARE DOING APPROXIMATELY 60% OF THIS. SO WE ARE STILL LOOKING TO HIRE AN ADDITIONAL 100 SEASONAL STAFF TO SET OUR PARK PROPERLY FOR THE SEASON. >> YOU ARE DEPENDENT ON FOREIGN WORKERS WITH WORK VISAS AT ALL. >> WE DO NOT DEPEND ON THEM ALL, BUT THEY ARE AN IMPORTANT PART. WE HAVE 75 PROPERTY PLACES WHICH WE HOPE TO FILL IN OUR LOWER WORKFORCE REGION. HAVE YOU ACCEPTED THE REALITY OF HIGH SUMMER GASOLINE PRICES, POSSIBLY BY PAYING MORE EMPLOYEES, FOR AN OPERATION, FOR EXAMPLE, YOU DGA TO INCREASE PRICES THIS SUMMER? >> OUR PRICES HAVE UP FOR THE 2022 SEASON, BUT THIS PRICING MODEL HAS DIRECTLY AFFECTED INFLATION WHICH HAS BEEN RESULTABLE OVER THE PAST TWO, SIX, EIGHT PLUS MONTHS. WE SAW VERY HIGH DEMAND AFTER COVID STARTED – OR PEOPLE STARTED OUT OF COVID D. 2021 WE WERE VERY CONSERVATIVE IN OUR FORECASTS AND WE SAW THAT DEMAND IS RECORDING AND PEOPLE WANT TO GET OUT OF THE HOME THEIR FAMILY. SO, NATURALLY, WE HAVE IMPLEMENTED SOME NEW PRINGCI DEMAND FOR THE 2022 SEASON TO HELP SPREAD THE DEMAND AND I LOU PE – TO LET PEOPLE COME LESS…

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