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More Oregonians are traveling to the Coast to save vacation dollars.

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It’s a trend coastal businesses hope continues: Oregon residents – tight on money because of the recession – are flocking to the Coast for vacations.

Locals, as well as the Oregon travel industry as a whole, are hoping for a blockbuster summer, despite tough economic times in the state and nationwide.

Both are cautiously optimistic, still watching for early indicators that lots of people – especially Oregonians – will be taking vacations on the North Coast in the next few months. Signs are good, they all said, that this could be a money-making summer. But so far, a few key differences may set this summer apart from its predecessors.

Read the full story in The Daily Astorian.

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