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Waco: Officials report signs of an uptick in tourism

Published: Sep. 15, 2020 at 6:47 PM CDT
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) - City officials are reporting, over the Labor Day weekend, the Cameron Park Zoo saw 1,872 visitors compared to about 1,500 during the 2019 holiday weekend, plus, the city’s Convention & Visitors Bureau says most hotels were “virtually full,” despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Our tourism section continues to work with the McLennan County Public Health District and many of our local businesses to communicate local COVID-19 requirements and safety precautions to our visitors,” city spokesman Larry Holze said.

The Waco Regional Airport also reported that with a flight load factor of 98%, Labor Day was the busiest single day the airport has had since March.

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