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Visitor’s Authority, lodging industry expect full turnout for Labor Day

Annie Flanzraich
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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – South Lake Tahoe hopes to bring an end to the summer 2010 season with a bang – literally.

“The fireworks really help bring people in through the whole weekend,” said Jerry Bindel, South Lake Tahoe Tourism Improvement District Chairman. “People will come up for the beautiful views, but the special events really entice them for an extra trip or an extra night to stay.”

This year the South Shore will continue a tradition of ending the Labor Day holiday with a display of fireworks over the lake. The pyrotechnic show is expected to begin at 8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Lodging properties have reported strong numbers for most of the holiday weekend, said Carol Chaplin, executive director of the Lake Tahoe Visitor’s Authority.

Larger properties with advance reservations have been doing very well, Bindel said. MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa is booked for the entire weekend, said Mike Donovan, executive marketing manager.

A new travel survey from AAA Northern California predicts an eleven percent increase in the number of Californians expected to travel over Labor Day weekend.

“People have been reporting great summer business,” Bindel said. “This is a great finish to a strong summer for the lodging community.”￿

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