Thursday, November 20, 2008

Despite Slow Economy Snowbirds Still Flocking to Yuma

Despite the deepening recession, warmth-seeking winter visitors still seem to be making their annual trek to the Yuma area for the winter.

According to Ken Rosevear, the executive director of the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce, reservations at the county's 112 recreational vehicle park are about the same as they were last year.

"Some parks have even reported an increase over the previous year, a few as much as 3 percent," Rosevear said. "We are cautiously optimistic, despite the economy."

The biggest reason they are coming, Rosevear believes, is due to lower gas prices, which peaked around $4 a gallon in July and are now hovering in the $2 range.

"Some of the winter visitors who were apprehensive about coming because of the high gas prices may do so now," Rosevear said.
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