Vermont Announces Annual Summer ‘Vermont Fuels Your Vacation’ Promotion

first_imgVermont Announces Annual Summer ‘Vermont Fuels Your Vacation’ PromotionMONTPELIER, Vt. – Governor Jim Douglas has announced that the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing will kick off its third annual fuel-themed tourism promotion to encourage visitors and Vermonters to explore the state this summer. “Vermont Fuels Your Vacation” is a 15-week promotion featuring a $100 gas card giveaway every week. Vermont residents and non-residents can register to win at www.VermontVacation.com/fuel(link is external) and gas cards may be used at participating gas stations in Vermont. Entries will be accepted from June 16 through late September with the first gas card giveaway drawing on June 23.”Vermont is well positioned geographically because it is within a 300-mile radius of more than 80 million people who may opt for shorter drives and closer destinations this summer,” said Governor Douglas.Six of ten (59 percent) Americans who are currently planning a trip with their car, truck or SUV this summer will not change their travel plans even with additional increases in the price of gas, according to the Travel Industry of America.Still, travel-related fuel promotions are continuing to grow in popularity. Established in 2006, the “Vermont Fuels Your Vacation” promotion received an average of 240 entries per week last summer. Several inns and lodging properties around the state are currently offering fuel-saving packages and gas card promotions to attract visitors as well.”The cost of gas continues to be a topic of concern for people, so this promotion is definitely a great way to attract visitors and encourage residents to explore all of the great things Vermont has to offer,” said Tourism and Marketing Commissioner Bruce Hyde. “The ‘Vermont Fuels Your Vacation’ clearly resonates with consumers and provides a positive twist on some of the constant coverage of rising fuel prices.”Visitors make an estimated total of 13.4 million trips to Vermont. Thirty-seven percent of those visitors come to Vermont during the summer, making it the busiest time of the year in terms of total visitors. Total direct spending by visitors adds an estimated $1.57 billion to the Vermont economy annually and supports more than 36,000 jobs for Vermonters.###last_img read more

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Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino responds directly to Arsenal rumours

first_imgOn what he will do next, he added: ‘I’m going to spend a few days here [in Rosario] with my family and friends, and then I’ll return to London next week.’Pochettino returned to his homeland after being let go by Tottenham and was a guest of honour as he watched his old club Newell’s Old Boys take on River Plate. Comment Ewan RobertsFriday 6 Dec 2019 7:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.6kShares The axed Spurs boss is one of the names in the frame to succeed Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has not explicitly ruled out the possibility of taking over at north London rivals Arsenal and says he will take time to assess his next move.The Argentine was axed as Spurs manager last month – with the club sitting in 14th place in the Premier League table at the time – and promptly replaced by Jose Mourinho, who won his first three matches in charge.Despite his links to the lilywhite half of north London, Pochettino is one of the names in the frame to replace Unai Emery as the Gunners look to bring in a new permanent manager.AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalPochettino is currently enjoying a well-earned rest back in Argentina but was tracked down by TyC Sports on Friday and asked specifically about the vacant Arsenal job.ADVERTISEMENTHe has always been notoriously coy with the press and did not rule himself out of the running for the Arsenal job – though he couldn’t resist a little smirk when the Gunners were mentioned.Asked about the job vacancies at both Bayern Munich and Arsenal, Pochettino responded by saying: ‘It’s important to have a moment of calm to lower the decibels and find the energy to take on a new project, and we’ll see where that is.’Pochettino smiles when Arsenal are mentioned at 00.44:Pochettino’s interview. He was asked about his plans. But look at the reaction of his face when the reporter mentions @Arsenal. Very interesting! He is set to return next week and choose his next project. Out of everything he has available, managing the Gunners is a possibility. pic.twitter.com/sgM3q6K4jw— Eduardo Hagn (@EduardoHagn) December 6, 2019 Pochettino previously claimed he’d rather work on a farm than manage Arsenal (Picture: Getty)The 47-year-old coach once famously ruled out ever taking charge of Arsenal due to his ties to Spurs, though that stance may have softened following his sacking just six months on from reaching the Champions League final.Speaking in 2018, he said: ‘I am never going to be manager of Barcelona or Arsenal because I am so identified with Tottenham and Espanyol. I grew up in Newell’s Old Boys and will never manage Rosario Central. That is my decision because I prefer to work on my farm in Argentina than in some places.’MORE: Arsenal fans turn on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for ‘abusing’ Joe Willock after misplaced pass in Brighton defeatMORE: Diego Simeone dismisses talk of an Atletico Madrid exit amid Arsenal linksMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man Citycenter_img Advertisement Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino responds directly to Arsenal rumours Advertisementlast_img read more

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