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until 2024 – so it’s a long road,” Amey said. “However, Durham is positioned to come back faster. And I think that’s one of the things that’s exciting for us.” The reason behind that is Durham isn’t considered a “fly market” like, say, Charlotte or Chicago; it’s a “drive market.” During a time where people aren’t comfortable in crowded spaces like airports and airplanes, the antsiest travelers are inclined to hop in their cars, just like Kingsbury. The same ideology Hotels are taking precautions to ensure applies to Chapel the safety of guests. Hill, too. That gives both estimated Orange County Amey and Paolicelli some hotels have invested about $1.5 optimism that this region can million in sanitation equipment: start experiencing serious Everything from spraying economic recovery as early as hotel shuttles with disinfectant next fall. mist to alternative types of “We’re also urging the local room service and contactless community not to underestimate commerce. “It’s been a real the strength we have to keep trying time stripping ourselves Durham businesses intact,” of all of our old best practices Amey said. “As conditions and implementing new best allow us to get back out in the practices,” Paolicelli said. community, a concerted focus And while it’s just one man’s on patronizing local shops, opinion, the early indicators restaurants and even staycations are promising. “As long as you in our hotels will help Durham put that effort in,” Kingsbury bounce back faster.” said, “you can travel and have a Paolicelli and Amey’s good time.” teams already redesigned their respective advertising strategies. Instead of massive For details on area indoor attractions and live hotels and what they are concerts, “clean is the new currently offering, visit sexy” for tourism stakeholders durhammag.com and as the state eases out of chapelhillmagazine.com. coronavirus lockdown restrictions. In fact, Paolicelli

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