Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says in spite of the wet weather this summer, the state is still open for tourism.

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A biennial report released by the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing shows record growth in visitor spending and tourism industry employment.

Photographer Dennis Curran / VermontVacation.com

A new report prepared for the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing is showing  a resurgence in that sector with tourists visiting the state spending more.

The report shows that while the number of visitors to Vermont since 2009 increased 1-point-8 percent, visitor spending has jumped 19-point-4 percent.
Most of the increase in spending from the 14 million visitors to the state was for lodging and food.