Vermont predicts excellent foliage season

first_imgVermont tourism officials are expecting a busy foliage season this year and encourage visitors to take advantage of midweek deals being offered through the fall. Dozens of inns, hotels, historic sites and museums are offering a variety of midweek specials during the fall foliage season as part of the statewide Midweek Peek promotion organized by the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing. Deals range from discounted lodging to reduced admission prices to free Vermont products. For details, visit www.VermontVacation.com/midweek(link is external). Foliage season is an incredibly popular time to come to Vermont, but visitors can still find a diverse range of options for lodging, dining and activities, especially midweek, says Vermont Tourism and Marketing Commissioner Bruce Hyde. Fall in Vermont is spectacular any day of the week, and we hope people will take advantage of the special Midweek Peek deals around the state.During fall foliage, Vermont s magnificent countryside shimmers in red, orange, green and gold, drawing millions of visitors here from all corners of the globe. Vermont forestry experts agree with the prediction that a beautiful foliage season is on the way. The trees throughout Vermont received an abundance of moisture this summer, which is one of the key ingredients to a bright foliage season, says Ginger Anderson, Chief of Forest Management for the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation.  Vermont is currently experiencing a drying trend and will begin to transition into typical fall weather with warm days and cool nights. As that happens, we expect Vermont’s foliage to display magnificent autumn color.The Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing offers a number of resources on its website at www.VermontVacation.com(link is external) for foliage season visitors. The site includes tips on planning ahead, a Lodging Availability Forecaster, and the Foliage Forecaster, which shows the progression of the colors across Vermont during a typical foliage season. Also included are seasonal stories and 20 different suggested driving tours. Visitors can also access the Vermont Travel Planner, an extensive database of lodging, dining, events, attractions and recreational opportunities. Weekly foliage reports will begin on Sept. 15 and will be available on www.VermontVacation.com(link is external) and also the state s toll-free visitor information line 1-800 VERMONT. Reports will be updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays through the end of October.Visitors make 14.3 million trips to Vermont each year and visitor spending adds an estimated $1.57 billion to the state s economy, according to VDTM research. The research shows that 23 percent of those visits, or 3.7 million, are during the fall season. Vermont is also the nation s leading producer of maple syrup and attributes much of its fall foliage beauty to the high concentration of sugar maples, the official state tree.Source: Vermont Department of Tourismlast_img read more

Milutin Sredojević Quits As Uganda Cranes Coach

first_imgMilutin Sredojević “Micho” has terminated his contract as Manger of Ugandan national team. According to the Serb, FUFA owes him an equivalent of $64,000 (Ugsh230m) over six months.Earlier in the week, Justus Mugisha, 1st Vice President of the Federation, told ESPN that in light of Sredojevic’s increased profile, they do not have the resources to afford him which might likely lead to his exit as manger of the cranes.“We do not have the government fully supporting the national team and we always have to struggle to pay the coach. Micho’s profile has now increased since he qualified the team for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations and we do not have the money to match what other people and clubs are ready to offer him.” MugishaThe recent development has given fans of Orlando Pirates hope that Micho might return to the PSL team as there are reports he has agreed to a three-year contract with Pirates which will earn him about $50,000 (R650,000) per year in Johannesburg.Uganda Cranes are in a decent position as they play to qualify for the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia. They currently are second in the third round of qualifiers with 4pts behind Egypt who top Group E. RelatedPhoto – See Former Uganda Coach Celebrate With Fans At Farewell PartyAugust 1, 2017In “Africa”Emmanuel Amuneke Gets New Job 48 Hours After Zambian FA SnubJanuary 24, 2020In “Africa”Uganda Appoint Northern Irishman McKinstry As New Head CoachOctober 1, 2019In “Africa”last_img read more