COVID-19 pandemic takes toll on Gettysburg tourism

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COVID-19 pandemic takes toll on Gettysburg tourism

Pandemic takes toll on tourism in Gettysburg

WGAL News 8 coronavirus coverage

Updated: 7:27 PM EDT Jul 1, 2020

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AT THAT TOUR IS HARD TO COME BY. THE 157 ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG, THERE IS NOT MUCH FOOT TRAFFIC. COVID-19 HAS TAKEN INSTALL ON TOURISM. >> MY ESTIMATION WILL BE 40%-50% OF WHAT IT’S BEEN IN THE PAST. >> OVERNIGHT STATES — STAY ARE DOWN. THE MANAGER IS HER FINGERS CROSSED DESPITE REDUCE SEATING, THE LUNCH HOUR WAS BUSY. >> WE ADJUSTED OUR STAFF ACCORDINGLY. JUST HOING THAT PEOPLE SHOW UP. >> THE GETTYSBURG INDUSTRY WILL LOSE A MAJOR SOURCE OF HOTEL ROOMS. THEY GETTYSBURG HOTEL WILL BECOME SOMETHING ELSE. GETTYSBURG COLLEGE, WHICH OWNS THE HOTEL, WILL HOUSE STUDENTS. THE SPIKE THE LOSS SOME DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES ARE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE FUTURE. WE HAVE AN UPTICK IN SALES. A LOT OF PEOPLE SPENDING CASH. A LOT OF PEOPLE ENJOYING THE AREA. I AM HEADING OUT

Pandemic takes toll on tourism in Gettysburg

WGAL News 8 coronavirus coverage

WGAL

Updated: 7:27 PM EDT Jul 1, 2020

Wednesday marks the anniversary of the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg.It’s the time of year that typically draws a lot of tourists, but the coronavirus pandemic has kept visitors away. WGAL News 8’s Ed Weinstock has more in the report above.

Wednesday marks the anniversary of the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg.

It’s the time of year that typically draws a lot of tourists, but the coronavirus pandemic has kept visitors away. WGAL News 8’s Ed Weinstock has more in the report above.

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