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The Economics of Leaf-Peeping
Boston Magazine
October 5, 2010

 

Leaf-peepers will come by the hundreds of thousands this month, and while they’re going to clog up the roads and cram town centers, they’re also going to leave behind an awful lot of money. One recent survey found the average leaf-peeping family spends $1,000 in Massachusetts. And in even better news, autumn visitors told Newton-based TripAdvisor that they plan to spend more this year than they did last year.