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A new report indicates tourism is still one of the biggest economic drivers in Maryland and Delaware's Eastern Shores.
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A new report indicates tourism is still one of the biggest economic drivers in Maryland and Delaware's Eastern Shores.

Leaders in Maryland and Delaware's tourism industries are getting a slight boost in confidence as recent reports show that the struggling economy has not stopped people from going on vacation.

New data from a report released by the Delaware Tourism Department indicates tourism is still one of the biggest economic drivers in the first state. And in Maryland, Ocean City officials say they'd put their tourism numbers from the past few years up and against any other resort on the east coast.

The report says Delaware tourism has ballooned to a $2 billion a year juggernaut, making it the third largest industry in the state, employing more than 39,000 people, and entertaining approximately 7 million visitors each year.

Tourism leaders in Delaware and Maryland say while the habits of vacationers have changed, as they opt for shorter but more frequent visits, the one lesson the industry has learned in the past few years is that when times get toughest, people find ways to keep that much needed vacation to the shore in their personal budgets.

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