MONTPELIER, Vt.—Vermont's tourism industry is faring better than expected this fall foliage season.
Vermont Public Radio reports (http://bit.ly/sszNG8) that revenue for the rooms and meals taxes is up 11 percent for the first three weeks of this month.
State officials were concerned that damage caused by Irene would discourage people from visiting during the foliage season.
About 3.5 million people visit Vermont each fall, spending roughly $330 million.
Information from: WVPS-FM, http://www.vpr.net