Cumberland County – According to figures released by the Visit NC this week, domestic travel to Cumberland County generated over $490 million in expenditures in 2014 – a 3.85% increase from 2013.
Tourism expenditures in Cumberland County generated state and local tax revenues of $35.7 million, which represents a $108.39 tax saving to each county resident. Additionally Cumberland County’s tourism industry employs 4,290 people with a payroll of $89.15 million.
“Fifteen years of branding, marketing and tourism strategies have helped tourism be an economic engine for Cumberland County,” says John Meroski, Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) president and CEO. “Tourism means business, as it all begins with a visit.”
The statistics are from the “Economic Impact of Travel on North Carolina Counties.” The study was prepared for Visit NC by the US Travel Association.
Statewide, regional and individual county statistics are available at partners.visitnc.com
About Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB):
The FACVB is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel. For additional information, visit www.VisitFayettevilleNC.com or call 888-98-HEROES.