Other cities have already experienced such a solar eclipse and estimates of thousands of tourists visiting their region are quite common.

2008 Eclipse

In a remote part of China, "tens of thousands" of tourist gathered for an eclipse in 2008.

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2012 Eclipse

In 2012, a Total Eclipse in far-away Queensland Australia saw more than 50,000 people visit the region for an early morning eclipse. The local tourism head predicted the economic impact would amount to more than $75 million dollars (AU). 

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Closer to home, southern Utah saw more than 40,000 people visit their region for the purpose of viewing the 2012 eclipse:

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