Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Texas RV parks hope higher gas prices do not discourage Winter Texans

McALLEN, TX— Local RV park owners are hoping higher gas prices nationwide do not discourage Winter Texans from traveling to the Rio Grande Valley this year.

Due to the long recovery process officials expect because of these two hurricanes, it is unknown when prices will decrease.

During the winter months, visitors largely from the Midwest pump millions of dollars into the Valley economy and officials hope that continues this year, despite above average gas prices.

"I think gas is definitely going to be a factor," said Aida Hernandez, president and CEO of the Mission Chamber of Commerce. "I think we’re going to feel a little bit of a pinch, but not much. I think the bigger picture will come in January. That’s when peak season is." Full Story...

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