Impact of Tourism in New Hanover County
In 2015, domestic travelers spent a record $21.9 billion in North Carolina.
In New Hanover County, the economic impact of Tourism in 2015 (most recent data available) was estimated at $520.86 million, a 2.5% increase over the prior year ranking it as #8 among North Carolina's 100 counties in tourism expenditures.
Travel and Tourism provides more than 5,840 jobs in New Hanover County and supports a payroll of $121.05 million.
Travel and Tourism in our county generates approximately $46.17 million in state and local tax receipts, representing a $209.53 tax saving to each county resident
The Navigator is a monthly enewsletter reporting on travel partner news from the Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau. Published on the first of the month, the enewsletter contains information such as Room Occupancy Tax Collections, trade show schedules and convention calendars. Click on the links below to view the current and previous issues.
Town of Kure Beach
Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce
New Hanover County Government
Visit North Carolina
Kure Beach Reports
2015-2016 End of Year Report
2015-2016 Point of Origin Inquiry Analysis