Compared to April 2013, demand was up nearly 21 percent and revenue increased nearly 23 percent, according to Smith Travel Research.
Demand and revenue had been trending upward before the slide, so it is impossible to say exactly how much of the bump was from the March 22 disaster, Amy Spain, head of the county's tourism bureau, said in an email.
Even so, the influx of disaster relief workers likely had a “significant” effect on demand, she said.
Snohomish County hotels saw an 18 percent increase year-over-year in occupancy in April. So far this year, occupancy is up 5 percent compared to the same period last year.
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