Tourism industry professionals on the North Coast are happy to have experienced an average summer.
Events such as the Goonies 25th Anniversary celebration helped business.
"Average" is perfectly fine by Jon Rahl, director of tourism marketing at the Seaside Visitors' Bureau. In fact, compared to business and tourism industries across the nation, it's better than fine.
"'Same as last year' means we're not losing ground," he said. Hotel business, he added, was even up by about 10 percent.
For some local businesses, especially hotels, it's been the best summer on record.
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