National Travel and Tourism Week
May 3, 2020 @ 6:00 am - May 9, 2020 @ 11:00 pm
Stay tuned for events and festivities between May 5 – 11.
Previous events included:
Tastings & tours – wine, craft beer, and spirits.
• Travel is a job creator, economic engine, educator, pro-family and pro-health.
• Travel is one of America’s largest industries.
• The 2017 report* showed that travel and tourism in Chatham County directly employed more than 190 people and generated payroll of $4.52 million, which puts more dollars into local businesses.
• The report also measures the positive impact of tourism on taxes. In 2017, visitor-related business in Chatham County generated approximately $650,000 in local sales tax and property tax revenues. This is an estimated tax savings of $36.51 per county resident.
*North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film and Sports released the results of the annual study conducted by the U.S. Travel Association.