Tourism officials say Labor Day weekend was successful locally


Local tourism officials say the Labor Day weekend earlier this month was a success, with local lodging businesses reporting that they were filled for the weekend as many travelers came into town to visit Lake Cumberland and enjoy the last major weekend of the summer tourism season.

Russell County Tourism Commission Board Chair Eric West told WJRS News that it was a successful weekend for the local tourism industry.

“The Labor Day holiday for tourism in Russell County was outstanding,” West said. “All of our lodging was full and we had a big contingent on the lake. Of course, that is our main tourism draw. I’m sure that fed into local businesses from the increase in tourism on Labor Day weekend. It’s very exciting to see how well our community was supported with that type of traffic.”

Despite getting off to a bit of a slow start due to COVID-19 restrictions, tourism in Russell County has witnessed an uptick in recent months as many people have decided to stay closer to home on their summer vacations, making Lake Cumberland an even more popular destination for many people who may have traveled to ocean destinations this summer.

As the summer tourism season begins to wind down, officials believe that the local tourism industry will finish the summer well before transitioning into the fall.

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