What is your prediction for the summer tourist season?

Posted June 07, 2010, at 1:48 p.m.

Each year, it seems there are different factors that threaten to limit the number of out-of-state visitors – weather, gas prices, terrorism fears, the economy. What is your prediction for this year? Will we avoid the cold and rainy weather we experienced last

year? Will gas prices stay below $3 per gallon? Will there be enough signs that the economy is improving to encourage families to take vacations? Or could a weak economy keep our core market – southern New England – visiting Maine rather than California or Europe?