GF - CVB Survey

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The widening of the exchange rate continues to impact travel to Grand Forks from those north of the border. According to the 2017 Convention and Visitors Bureau survey 63-percent of Canadian respondents admit they head south less often. C-V-B Executive Director Julie Rygg says shopping and a weekend getaway are still the big draws.

Rygg says less travel impacts the C-V-B budget because a large portion of its funding comes from hotel/motel lodging taxes.

According to the survey 66-percent of Canadians limit their visits to a two night stay and roughly half spend between 251 and one-thousand dollars per trip.

In addition 53-percent of respondents utilize the North Dakota sales tax rebate program on purchases made in the state.

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