Williamson County witnessed a record year in tourism

Published on : Thursday, August 24, 2017

Williamson CountyWilliamson County witnessed a record year, with its tourism growing 9.4 percent in 2016. As per the latest figures, 1.43 million visitors came to Williamson. The county ranks sixth statewide with regard to tourism.

 
Williamson County Convention & Visitors Bureau President & CEO Ellie Westman Chin said, “We work daily with our hospitality industry partners throughout the county to make this a destination that will attract visitors from all over the world because we know the incredible impact it can make on the local economy. Achieving another record year just highlights the incredible cooperation we have from partners throughout the county to share our unique collection of music, history, and authentic southern culture.”

 
The economic impact of spending by travelers grew by $17 million over 2015 to a new all-time high of $427.25 million. State and local tax collections from tourism related spending in the county in 2016 generated a total of $26.15 million in state and $8.95 million in local tax revenues, which are increases of 5.9 percent and 4.6 percent, respectively.

 
“The hard work of the Williamson County Convention & Visitors Bureau and the entire hospitality industry continue to produce incredible benefits to local residents,” Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson said.

 
Tourism related growth has also brought more jobs in the county.

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