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Tourism Impact

Tourism Impact

The facts and figures below are for calendar year 2022, released in August, 2023

$452,570,000 – in annual expenditures by tourists (lodging, food service, transportation, retail, recreation & entertainment).

2,400 – Jobs directly supported by tourism.

$119,200,000 – Worker paychecks annually

$15,200,000 – State tax revenues generated by tourists.

$15,000,000 – Local county tax revenues generated by tourists.

$703.38 – Tax savings per resident as a result of tourist spending

The Economic Impact of Travel on North Carolina Counties. This study was prepared for Visit North Carolina by Tourism Economics.

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