Halifax County affected by increase in tourism dollars

Published on : Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Halifax CountyVisitors to Halifax County spent $89.72 million in 2015, and that number went up to $91.78 million in 2016. The Halifax County Conventions & Visitors Bureau also said that accommodation revenues in the county grew 4.52 percent in 2016, and the occupancy tax collections from January to July this year indicates that 2017 will be a record-breaking year.

 
Lori Medlin, President/CEO of the Halifax County CVB said, “Tourism dollars mean so much for a community. They bring in additional tax revenue which helps support our government services. These dollars encourage the development of tourism-related businesses, such as restaurants and attractions that our local citizens can enjoy as well.”

 
Several tourist destinations and features in Halifax County led to the explosive increase in tourism spending. Carl Burke, assistant manager with Historic Halifax, said that 2017 already looks better than 2016.He attributed the increase of tourists and visitors to more events and on-site programming on a regular basis.

 
The travel and tourism industry directly employees more than 219,000 North Carolinians.
Percilla West, chairwoman of Halifax CVB, said the county is lucky to have such a proactive CVB. “Our board works hard year round to grow the tourism product and promote all that Halifax County has to offer,” West said.

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