Rainy weather dampens beach season so far

By Joe Irizarry 12:04pm, July 4, 2013
Beach business is a bit off so far this year, and rainy weather is likely to blame.

"If I looked at year-to-date booking for hotels and motels, January through June last year and January through June of this year, we're off about 15-percent," says Carol Everhart, the President and CEO of Rehoboth Beach/Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce

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But Everhart is hopefuly the rest of the summer season could be better.

"If the requests for information are an indicator, which they typically are, we're going to have a great season. Requests are up over 20 percent, typically more request for area information means more visitation," says Everhart.

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Everhart adds this July 4th weekend could be good for business because the weather appears to be much better than it's been these past two weeks.

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