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Minnesota tourism industry maintaining amidst recession

March 23, 2009

It's a $10.5 billion Minnesota industry but how will the state's tourism business fare? A University of Minnesota expert who can explain is:
Ingrid Schneider, University of Minnesota Tourism Center director and forest resources professor

Since Minnesota is a more affordable drive destination, the state could benefit when folks don't fly to Florida but maybe explore their own backyards, says Schneider. From the North Shore to eagle watching in the south, there are also a variety of world class destinations within the state. For those considering taking time off, Schneider has some comforting advice. The reality is that vacations are beneficial for our health as they reduce stress, provide an opportunity to restore and re-create ourselves and build resilience for the challenges ahead. 

To interview this expert, contact the University News Service, (612) 624-5551.

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