Arlington again tops in Va. in tourism spending

Arlington retained its pinnacle function statewide in overall home-tourism spending for 2018, in step with new data, barely widening the slender gain it keeps over neighboring Fairfax County. Spending through U.S. site visitors in Arlington final yr is envisioned at $3.four billion, according to figures developed for the Virginia Tourism Corp. by using the U.S. travel association and pronounced in early September. Thatís up four.three percent from 2017 and increases the space among Arlington and Fairfax County from $ninety five million in 2017 to $100 million in 2018. similarly to Arlington and, at $three.three billion, Fairfax County, the pinnacle five localities for home-tourism spending were Loudoun County ($1.eighty four billion), Virginia seaside ($1.63 billion) and Henrico County ($963.five million). The pinnacle 5 localities represent forty three percentage of the statewide general, a fee unchanged from a 12 months before.

Portia Conerly, performing director of the Arlington conference and traffic center, stated the countyís function at the top of the heap ñ which it has held for years ñ is the result of ìthe energy of dedicated partnerships at some stage in our hospitality community and the nearby authorities.î She singled out the Arlington Chamber of commerce, commercial enterprise-development districts and local tourism corporations as helping efforts to attract each vacationers and commercial enterprise tourists. among other Northern Virginia localities, Alexandria completed 7th in domestic spending statewide, whilst Prince William County ranked ninth. All advised, 43 of Virginiaís 133 counties and towns generated home-tourism spending of $a hundred million or greater for the year.