MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – As summer comes to a close, Minnesota resorts said they were happy for the state’s great weather.

According to Explore Minnesota, summer tourism was the strongest it’s been in seven years.

Their new survey found that more than half of Minnesota lodging businesses said their occupancy was up this year. Over 60 percent said their revenue got a boost this year, too.

Tourism brings in $13 billion each year for the state.