HYANNIS -- As Memorial Day weekend wound toward a close and travelers began to head home, restaurants, hotels and shops reported generally strong sales amid nice weather and improved consumer confidence.
“It was a sellout weekend,” said Skip Simpson, owner of the Anchor In on Hyannis Harbor. “It hasn’t always been that way.”
Simpson said the inn’s 42 rooms were booked about a week ago, a positive sign for the season ahead
“All indicators are good so far,” he said.
Across town, rooms were booked for the long weekend, the unofficial start to summer and a closely watched barometer for tourism.
“There wasn’t anybody in Hyannis that wasn’t full,” said Terri Noyes co-owner of the SeaCoast Inn.
In Provincetown, a swell of visitors was a welcome sight to the town’s shops and restaurants.
“It’s a great start for the summer,” said Candice Collins-Boden, who directs the town’s chamber of commerce. “The ferries and the streets were full.”