Local sporting events give NP hotels a boost

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Sports brings people to the bleachers but they also bring visitors to our local hotels, too.

The Quality Inn, Best Western, and Comfort Inn all say they have seen a recent boost in occupancy.

Staff at the hotels say a lot of these people are coming for sporting events in town.

At the Best Western in North Platte, a lot of the rooms that are booked are blocked rooms so teams can stay together.

Staff at the Comfort Inn say basketball has also brought people to their rooms. Wrestling meets over the weekend have also helped bookings.

"Local sporting events like wrestling basketball and speech tournaments and things like that tend to help bring in a few more rooms on weekends and everything else when a lot of leisure travelers are not traveling this time of year," said Andrew Lee with Best Western in North Platte.

Basketball season is almost over but hotel staff say they are looking forward to golf season and NebraskaLand Days, which is one of their busiest days of the season.