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Michigan tourism destinations expecting "outstanding" summer

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AAA Michigan predicts more than a million Michiganders will be traveling during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Many will be heading up north.

Mike Kent is with Traverse City Tourism. He’s expecting an “outstanding” weekend after a year of uncertainty because of COVID-19.

He says last year wasn’t a bad year for tourism. But Kent says the region took a big hit in lost business meetings.

“Business was down roughly around 25% to 30% last year, compared to 2019,” says Kent.

Like in other parts of the state, Kent says businesses in Traverse City are struggling to find enough workers for the summer season.