Other cities have already experienced such a solar eclipse and estimates of thousands of tourists visiting their region are quite common.
In a remote part of China, "tens of thousands" of tourist gathered for an eclipse in 2008.
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).
Closer to home, southern Utah saw more than 40,000 people visit their region for the purpose of viewing the 2012 eclipse: