Travel to Cumberland County Generated over $574 million in 2018
Cumberland County, NC - According to figures released by Visit North Carolina last week, domestic travel to Cumberland County generated over $574 million in expenditures in 2018 – a 5.85% increase from 2017.
Tourism expenditures in Cumberland County generated state and local tax revenues of $42.87 million, which represents a $130.25 tax savings to each county resident. Additionally, Cumberland County’s tourism industry employs 4,730 people with a payroll of $110.54 million.
Travel spending in Cumberland County has grown steadily for the last two decades. “Eighteen 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. “In 2001, visitors spent $245.99 million in Cumberland County. Today they spend 133.4% more than they did in ‘01. Clearly, tourism means business.”
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 for the past 28 years at https://partners.visitnc.com/economic-impact-studies