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Cape businesses report boost in fall tourism

More and more tourists are flocking to Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket during the fall, extending the season not only beyond Labor Day, but also well past Columbus Day.

With the three-day holiday weekend approaching, some hoteliers say their advanced bookings are the strongest in years, with at least a few reporting double-digit increases from the fall of 2011. For example, advanced bookings at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in North Falmouth, along with the Harbor View Hotel and the Kelley House in Edgartown, are up about 15 to 20 percent compared with last autumn, said Robin Kirk, president of Scout Hotels, which operates the three properties.

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