Branson Alderman were presented with the City of Branson's 4th Quarter report Monday night at City Hall. Click on the arrows above to view the presentation.
* In Branson’s case, these trends contributed to significant increases in visitation from core and primary markets, while outer markets grew only modestly (i.e., maintaining the record number of visitors seen in 2006).
* This strong local and regional visitation increased our percentage of families and lowered our average age, but also decreased our percentage of first-time visitors.
Rising gas prices are a major concern for the city of Branson. The city's bonds cite gasoline prices as a major factor in determining the city's financial viability. The Chamber believes the increase won't cause families to cancel vacations while acknowledging the hardship affects our target market significantly.
Good News - once people visit Branson they're likely to come back.
Bad News - Marketing efforts haven't been successful in bringing new visitors to the area.