Source: CVDaily Feed

From Lewiston’s Little Red Riding Hood Bike ride in June through the  Founders Day Celebration in Wellsville on Labor Day, it has been a great tourist season in Cache Valley.

That was the word Thursday on KVNU’s For the People program when Cache Valley Visitors Bureau Executive Director Julie Hollist was a guest.

Hollist said last year the number of visitors to Cache Valley was so high, a 17 percent increase, that it looked like a fluke but once again there were that many and more in 2014.

Hollist said tourists came from all over and outside of the country and they filled up hotels while attending the special events, headed by the Utah Festival Opera season.

“They had a record-breaking season with ticket sales. Hotels certainly, and restaurants and all of the shops were certainly benefactors of that with the numbers that came in,” Hollist said. “And also big numbers for the Cruise In and our 4th of July celebrations up here were fantastic with all the little towns.

“There is a lot going on and we are find that we are able to draw quite a few people from the Wasatch Front for those.”

Hollist said the figures for summer tourism are not in as yet but she is sure it will go down as a highly successful season.