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August 8, 2006

Albany - During a time when gas prices are high and folks are spending less on travel, hotel business in Albany is not doing well. Jaye Lomax, manager of the Sleep Inn in Albany says there simply aren't enough events to attract business people and that the Flint Riverquarium and Chehaw don't pull in overnight guests.

There's also an unlikely source that was good for business last year, but that hasn't helped so far this summer. Lomax says, "Traffic this summer is definitely slow from last year. Last year was great business. We haven't had any hurricanes this year, so that has slowed us down a lot."

She says she thought the Hilton Garden Inn would bring in more business because of conventions and overflow, but that hasn't been the case.  

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