City offers grants to draw off-season tourists

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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2013 6:00 pm | Updated: 9:58 pm, Sat Mar 30, 2013.

Santa Fe’s off-season for tourism is harder to define than its on-season. But you know it when you see it, and it generally goes with the actual seasons.

Periods of low tourism in the city usually hit for six months in the winter and spring. For example, the lowest occupancy rates in 2012 were between November and April — though there were exceptions during spring break (a period of about three weeks in March) and around the Christmas holiday. But summer and fall, from May through October, traditionally draw far more visitors and revenue.

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  • mcguin posted at 8:15 am on Tue, Apr 2, 2013.

    mcguin Posts: 2

    From the application paperwork:

    "The application must be completed and submitted including all
    attachments by March 28, 2013"

    This article was posted March 30th.

  • David Martinez posted at 10:56 am on Mon, Apr 1, 2013.

    David Martinez Posts: 65

    If lodging prices are high, during both the on and off seasons, all the grants in the world aren't going to fill up those rooms.

  • Kai Galaxy posted at 1:38 pm on Sun, Mar 31, 2013.

    Kai Galaxy Posts: 9

    Let's lure tourists here with discounted bullet-proof vests on W. San Francisco at the Plaza.

  • karl hardy posted at 9:36 pm on Sat, Mar 30, 2013.

    karl hardy Posts: 42

    gosh =- and people used to just want to be here because being here was so great - they actually lived here - so there was money being spent by locals during the winter

    oh the woes of a tourist economy -


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