March 10, 2016

Montgomery County Visitor Spending Hits Record High

A recent study completed by Visit Montgomery, the official tourism website for Montgomery County, revealed travel and tourism to be a driving economic engine for the County.

According to the study, Montgomery County welcomed more than 8 million visitors, including over three million overnight visitors. Visitors spent $1.75 billion in 2014 which means that travelers spent $200,000 per hour in the County. This spending represented 10.7% of all visitor dollars spent in the state. In 2014, the number of visitors grew 6.1% with sales totals up 3.7%.

Tourism means more than just the number of visitors and the business sales. Tourism supports nearly 29,000 County jobs – 6.3% of all jobs in the County. Statewide, tourism ‘saves’ each household more than $1,000 – the amount each household in MD would need to contribute to replace state and local tax revenues generated by visitor activity.

To read more on the study go to Montgomery County Visitor Spending Hits Record High of $1.75 Billion in 2014.

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