KMSP-TV: After MN tourism revenue is cut in half in 2020, experts expect busy summer

EXCERPT: “According to Explore Minnesota, the state entity that tracks tourism, revenue from tourism went from $16 billion in 2019 to just over $8 billion in 2020 but experts expect a big comeback in the local travel business this summer. ‘We’re back up to numbers ahead of 2019,’ General Manager of Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake near Brainerd, Eric Peterson said. He says last year they lost 35 to 40 percent of their business that usually comes in the form of corporate or large group events. However, their individual family business increased as families were looking for travel options close to home and socially distanced.” FULL STORY: