Airport visitors spent $200 million last winter

By Randy Wyrick

EAGLE — The good folks from the EGE Air Alliance were curious if guests were having fun, and how much money they spent last winter.So they asked them.It’s called an Intercept Study, and last winter they intercepted 1,335 departing guests at the Eagle County Regional Airport.“They have more time to talk when they’re leaving, and they’re also in a good mood,” said Gabe Shalley, Vail Resorts manager of airport sales and marketing.Here’s what they found:• $200 million: Direct visitor spending through the Eagle County Airport.• $2,134: The average amount each visitor spent.• $859: Lodging.• $466: Lift tickets, ski school and …

Source:: Vail Daily Feed