Tourism is going up in the valley

Published on : Tuesday, September 12, 2017

us-travel-associationAs per the United States Travel Association, the numbers in terms of tourism revenue are increasing statewide; this growth can be as a result of rise in the number of new hotels, restaurants, craft breweries, wineries, agritourism, distilleries, cideries along with outdoor events like festivals, music venues, wedding venues and outdoor recreation in the state.

 
According to the US Travel Association, Virginia tourism churned out roughly $24 billion in terms of travel spending, as expressed by the release. Besides, tourism supported over 230,000 jobs in the state and $1.7 billion in state and local taxes.

 
To quote Todd Haymore, secretary of commerce and trade, “as one of Virginia’s largest private sector industries, tourism represents $24 billion in economic impact and contributes $1.7 billion in state and local taxes, injecting critical dollars into our communities statewide. The tourism industry supports local businesses, services, and infrastructure, and is an important contributor to job creation. Communities all across Virginia continue to develop new tourism product, making the Commonwealth one of the most exciting and compelling destinations in the world.”

 
Staunton, Augusta County and Waynesboro witnessed a good amount of growth in tourism revenue.

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