Banner Year for Tourism in Wake County

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According to The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, tourism tax revenues for Wake County topped more than $47 million in 2015, the highest year on record.  Both occupancy tax collections and prepared food\beverage tax collections showed increases of approximately 10%, as compared to 2014.  “As these numbers show, tourism is a huge economic driver for our community bringing millions of dollars into the local economy while also proving that Raleigh is on the radar as a unique and go-to leisure, meetings and sports destination” says Dennis Edwards, president and CEO of The Great Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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