May long tourism numbers down over 2010 | DrumhellerMail
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May long tourism numbers down over 2010


    Valley tourist destinations saw a dip in numbers over the May long weekend compared to last year’s figures, citing the wet, cool weather.     The World’s Largest Dinosaur, Atlas Coal Mine, and Royal Tyrrell Museum all saw slight decreases in visitor numbers during the same time last year.
    The Tyrrell saw 10,458 visitors walk through its doors, under last year’s 11,091. The Atlas Coal Mine had 675 guests compared to 2010’s 734. The World’s Largest Dinosaur reported slow numbers and although didn’t have visitor numbers yet, said it was lower than last year’s.
    “The weekend was very slow, except for when we had nice weather on Saturday,” the visitor centre’s Debbie Schinnour reported.
    “It’s hard to say if this is an indication for the rest of tourist season,” said the Atlas Coal Mine’s program director Kelly Eddy. “It was gloomy out, and we are an outdoor site so maybe visitors weren’t so inclined to enter the great outdoors.”

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