HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Tourism officials in Hot Springs say hotel bookings for the Memorial Day weekend got off to a slow start, but continued pleasant weather could bring a late rush of visitors to the resort city.Hot Springs tourism director Steve Arrison told The Sentinel-Record that good weather will help bring in visitors from Dallas and Memphis, Tenn., in addition to Arkansas residents who like to take in the city."There’s always a lot going on, and the good thing for us is we’re such a convenient destination from a lot of large metropolitan areas," Arrison said. "I think with the great weather forecast that we’ll pick up a lot of business out of the Dallas metroplex and Memphis, those big cities that are close."I’m thinking more Texas, because they haven’t had the damage, the flood problems, that everybody else has had," he said.Magic Springs and Crystal Falls Water and Theme Park kicks off its summer concert series this weekend with country performer Easton Corbin.Across the state, many recreational facilities are either closed or have restricted access due to flooding that has occurred since April. At Lake Ouachita in Garland County, dozens of campsites are unavailable because of the high water.Arrison said there may be some confusion among potential visitors who may think the city is flooded, which is not the case.The recent dip in gasoline prices could inspire some people to make a last-minute trip, he said."I think a lot of people still think (gas is) high, and I think, mentally, they’re still not going to go as far away as they usually do," Arrison said. "And if that’s the case, hopefully we’ll pick up some additional business from Texas, Arkansas, and our touch states."