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Governor Northam Reports Virginia Tourism Revenues Reached $25 Billion in 2017

Governor Northam Reports Virginia Tourism Revenues Reached $25 Billion in 2017   ~ Statewide data shows increase of 4.4% compared to 2016 ~    RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam announced recently that Virginia’s tourism revenues reached $25 billion in 2017, a 4.4 percent increase over 2016. In 2017, tourism in Virginia supported 232,000 jobs—an increase of 1.1 percent compared to 2016. The tourism industry also...

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May 16 2016

Our view: Giles remakes itself into a tourism destination

Our view: Giles remakes itself into a tourism destination Originally published in Sunday, May 15, 2016 Roanoke Times Posted: Sunday, May 15, 2016 2:15 am The Roanoke Times Question: What locality in Southwest Virginia has shown the biggest increase in tourism spending within its borders? Answer: Giles County. If you’re asking yourself, “What’s in Giles County?,” then read on, because what Giles County has done to...

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