Inauguration bookings reach southeast Pa. hotels

November 18, 2008 4:28:32 AM PST
Even 90 miles away and two months in advance of President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration, hotels in southeastern Pennsylvania are being booked up fast. Spokeswoman Alison Smith says the York County Convention and Visitors Bureau is predicting a $1 million economic benefit for area hotels, restaurants and other attractions from the overflow crowd for the Washington, D.C., festivities on Jan. 20.

The bureau got a call from one Texas family looking for accommodations for 50, unable to find that many rooms together any closer to the D.C. area.

The bureau says many chain hotels are booked up. At the Wingate by Wyndham in Manchester Township, sales director Cindi Wycheck says many bus tour groups are calling. She says the hotel is already more than half booked by inauguration goers, most staying two nights or more.

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Information from: York Daily Record, http://www.ydr.com

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