Industry News & Resources

Travel means jobs. Travel is one of America's largest employers and is among the top 10 industries of 48 states (including the District of Columbia). Travel can serve as a catalyst to help move the economy forward. In North Carolina, Travel and Tourism is among the state's fastest growing industries.

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

Navigator eNewsletter
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
 800-VISITNC (847-4862)

Industry Resources

Kure Beach Reports
2015-2016 End of Year Report
2015-2016 Point of Origin Inquiry Analysis