How Has the Pandemic Affected Tourism in CNY?

How Has the Pandemic Affected Tourism in CNY?

Interviews by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant “We have three guest rooms. We’re just now starting to get calls and activity. I’ll probably rent out two rooms until we get fully open. Due to having worked at other jobs, I qualify for a small amount of unemployment. The extra money has kept our business from going down.” William Jacquin Co-owner Serendipity Bed and Breakfast, Oswego “Before [the pandemic], business was good. The college is not functioning; it’s less business. With fewer festivals and things, that’s fewer travelers. Normally, I have business travelers, but no one is traveling. No one is coming for fishing. Nothing is going on, which means no customers. We were closed for weeks. Yesterday and today I got one person walking in. It’s good someone is coming, at least. We have 13 rooms. There is nothing else I’m doing.” Younis Ghulam Innkeeper and owner, Oswego Inn “It’s not faring well. Nobody’s traveling right now. It’s virtually impossible to travel. With New York state putting on the quarantine on people coming in from different states, no one is going to want to travel here.” Lynn Kiestner Travel agent, Canalview Travel Service, Inc., Fulton “Summer is usually a very busy time

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