Travelers, Workers Alike Flock To Twin Falls Hotels


By Brittany Cooper

Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Hotels are everywhere you look in town, but how busy are they?

For some hotels, the summer has been extremely busy, for others, it's business as usual. Revenue has increased for the Best Western Twin Falls.

Amy Perkins, who's the general manager tells us, "the people have gone up, just different things, the businesses, I think there is more business travel now than there was last year."

Perkins estimates business is up 15%.

"People are always surprised when they come in here and were full," adds Perkins.

As for the Super 8, summer travel has been on par with previous years.

"Actually it's been about the same because Twin Falls is sort of like the central hub for anyone traveling from the coast, anyone travelling from Las Vegas, anybody traveling from Arizona...this is a 10 hour,11 hour drive so we get a lot of people stopping here," exclaims Ray Wiman, Super 8 Twin Falls.

But it's not just travelers occupying our hotels.

"We get a lot of business people here during the week, a lot of firefighters, BLM, for around the area," says Perkins.

Wiman tells us, "we do have a number of workers that come in, that's slowing down now that the yogurt plant and some of the others are pretty well finished."

Wiman is prepared for another busy season, one satisfied guest at a time.

Statistics show nationally more than 600 hotels are scheduled to open this year with 65,000 rooms available.

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