Tourism

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 00:00

2021 Visitor Spending Increases in All 100 North Carolina Counties Strong recovery seen from 2020, and for many counties from 2019

Visitor spending in North Carolina for 2021, with numbers broken out at the county level. All 100 counties saw increases.
Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Visitor spending in North Carolina for 2021, with numbers broken out at the county level. All 100 counties saw increases.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 00:00

North Carolina Announces Total Tourism Spending at Near Recovery in 2021 Research Findings Highlight Importance of Industry Rebound from Pandemic Losses

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Governor Roy Cooper announced today that the North Carolina tourism industry saw a major recovery in 2021 with $28.9 billion in visitor spending. With domestic travel reaching new heights as international visitation lagged, the total falls just 1 percent below the record set in 2019 and represents a 45 percent increase from pandemic-stricken 2020.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 00:00

North Carolina Tourism, Travel and Outdoor Recreation Industries to Receive $6 Million Investment New initiative to support state’s hard-hit sectors

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

North Carolina was awarded $6.4 million to establish a new tourism-focused economic recovery initiative. The new program, Supporting and Strengthening Resiliency in North Carolina’s Travel, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Sectors Initiative, will help develop and implement economic-building strategies for the recovery of North Carolina’s travel and tourism industries that suffered economic losses due to the pandemic.

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 00:00

County-Level Visitor Spending Report for 2020 Released

Thursday, October 07, 2021

New data from a research study conducted by the U.S. Travel Association provides visitor spending totals in all 100 North Carolina counties for 2020.  Information from the study, first released in May of this year, previously showed statewide visitor spending dropped 32 percent last year, due primarily to the public health emergency created by the COVID-19 coronavirus.  The new data shows revenue losses were felt most keenly in urban areas, with some smaller destinations seeing gains.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 00:00

Annual Tourism Spending Report Released 2020 research findings highlight importance of industry’s coming recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Visitor spending in North Carolina dropped 32 percent in 2020, according to new research conducted by the U.S. Travel Association and Tourism Economics, a global travel research company.  The spending report was commissioned by Visit North Carolina, the state’s tourism promotion unit, and is published on an annual basis.

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 00:00

Record Visitor Spending Reflected in all NC Counties in 2018 State Spending by Domestic Visitors Jumps to $25.3 Billion

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Record visitor spending in 2018 was reflected with visitor spending increases in all 100 counties, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The data comes from an annual study commissioned by Visit North Carolina, a unit of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 00:00

Visitor Spending in North Carolina Grows at Near Record Pace Governor Cooper Proclaims May 5-11 as Travel and Tourism Week in NC

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

North Carolina tourism generated record visitor spending in 2018 with a total of $25.3 billion, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The 5.6 percent increase from 2017 was North Carolina’s largest percentage growth in travel and tourism spending since 2011. Additionally, tourism industry-supported employment topped 230,000 jobs to set another record for the state.

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 00:00

Record Visitor Spending in North Carolina Highlights Tourism Week

Monday, May 08, 2017

, N.C. - North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Anthony M. Copeland announced today that North Carolina tourism generated record visitor spending in 2016 with a total of $22.9 billion, a 4.3 percent increase from 2015. Additionally, tourism industry-supported employment topped 218,000 jobs to set another record for the state.

“Nearly 50 million people from across the United States visited North Carolina destinations last year,” Secretary Copeland said. “The money they spent supported 218,340 jobs and more than 45,000 businesses.”

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 00:00

Record Visitor Spending in North Carolina Highlights Tourism Week

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

, NC - Governor Pat McCrory announced today that North Carolina tourism generated record visitor spending in 2014 with a total of $21.3 billion,  a 5.4 percent increase over 2013. Additionally, tourism industry supported employment topped 200,000 jobs for the first time. 
 

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 00:00

2014 U.S. Open Championships Economic Impact Hits Nearly $240 Million in Total Gross Expenditures

Monday, March 09, 2015

, N.C. -  Governor Pat McCrory announced today the positive results of a study measuring the statewide economic impact of the unprecedented back-to-back 2014 U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open Championships, conducted by the United States Golf Association at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in North Carolina June 9-22, 2014.