This week's gas price average across Michigan is $2.91 per gallon. It was $2.51 a month ago and $2.19 one year ago. The Traverse City Record Eagle has an article on how the rising cost of gas is already affecting tourism-oriented businesses. I don't see how the predicted increase in state tourism of 2% can hold with these rising gas prices. The best case scenario might be that the Michigan tourism dollars remain steady for this year.
Michigan gas price information courtesy of the Daily Fuel Gauge Report.