CONCORD, NC (May 7, 2019) – 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.
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 celebration is “Travel Matters.”
“From enhancing our quality of life to strengthening the local economy, the tourism industry has a powerful, positive impact on so many aspects of our community,” said Donna Carpenter, Cabarrus County CVB President and CEO. “Without the state and local taxes generated by visitors in Cabarrus County, each household would pay $489 more in taxes each year.”
The latest tourism impact statistics come from “The Economic Impact of Travel on North Carolina Counties 2017”—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 $446 million in 2017
- Tourism generates more than 4,580 jobs and $106 million in payroll in Cabarrus County, NC
- Tourism generated over $33.45 million in combined state & local tax revenues in 2017
Along with the NTTW graphic attached, social media accounts and hashtags are below to include in your own posts about Cabarrus County and National Travel & Tourism Week. Join in on the social celebration by tagging Visit Cabarrus, liking, commenting, retweeting, and sharing.
Facebook: Visit Cabarrus
#VisitCabarrus / #NTTW19 / #TravelMatters
Find more information about the economic impact of tourism in Cabarrus County, NC here.
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 or find us at Facebook.com/VisitCabarrus and @VisitCabarrus on Twitter and Instagram.