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CONCORD, NC (May 7, 2018) – This week, the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau invites you to join them and communities across the nation to celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week (May 6-12, 2018).
This annual tradition is a time to unite and celebrate the value travel holds for our economy, businesses and personal well-being. The theme for this year’s 35th annual celebration is “Travel Then and Now” and recognizes the contributions and accomplishments of the U.S. travel community over the course of the last several decades.
“Cabarrus County is fortunate to have a community that welcomes growth, hospitality partners who warmly welcome visitors, and visitors who welcome new adventures,” said Cabarrus County CVB President and CEO Donna Carpenter. “Combined, these things fuel our area’s tourism industry and quality of life. Without the state and local taxes generated by visitors in Cabarrus County, each household would pay $484 more in taxes each year.”
The latest tourism impact statistics come from “The Economic Impact of Travel on North Carolina Counties 2016”—a study prepared for Visit North Carolina by the U.S. Travel Association. Highlights of the study specific to Cabarrus County include:
- Cabarrus County ranks 12th in travel impact among NC’s 100 counties
- Domestic visitors to and within Cabarrus County spent over $433 million in 2016
- Tourism generates more than 4,500 jobs and $98 million in payroll in Cabarrus County
- Tourism generated over $32.5 million in combined state & local tax revenues in 2016
Throughout the week, the Cabarrus County CVB will share posts on social media that celebrate the destination’s growth and share the positive impact that tourism has on the community. Join in on the social celebration by tagging Visit Cabarrus, liking, commenting, retweeting, and sharing.
Along with the NTTW graphic above, social media accounts and hashtags are below to include in your own posts about Cabarrus County and National Travel and Tourism Week.
About the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau
As a destination marketing organization, the CCCVB is dedicated to promoting Cabarrus County as a visitor destination and enhancing the complete visitor experience. We also represent and support the interests of the local tourism industry and promote public awareness of the importance of tourism. For more, visit CabCoCVB.com and VisitCabarrus.com or find us at Facebook.com/VisitCabarrus and @VisitCabarrus on Twitter and Instagram.