Visitor Impact for Guilford County

posted on October 24, 2016 by C L

The 2015 stats are in and county spending by domestic visitors increased by 2.6 percent in Guilford County.  Visit North Carolina announced today that domestic visitors to and within Guilford County spent $1.296 billion in 2015, and increase of 2.6% from 2014.

Guilford County ranks third in the state in travel and tourism expenditures, with $1.296 billion generated in 2015 and more than 13,100 people employed in travel related jobs. “Travel is a broad and diverse industry employing a vast workforce, from airline and hotel employees, restaurant and attractions.

The total payroll generated by the tourism industry in Guilford County was $328 million.  State tax revenue generated in Guilford County totaled $67+ million through state sales and excise taxes, and taxes on personal and corporate income.  About $29 million in local taxes were garnered from sales and property tax revenues from travel-generated and travel supported business.