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Visit Winston-Salem offers a variety of research resources to assist you to collect and analyze information about the visitor industry in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County. 

 

Forsyth County Tourism Economic Impact for 2016

Year

Revenues
$(millions)

Change from
previous year

2016

$846.21

4.6%

2015

$809.30

3.1%

2014

$785.26

4.2%

2013

$753.77

5.9%

2012

$711.82

3.4%

2011

$688.12

10.5 %

2010

$622.88

9.1 %

2009

$570.86

-9.9 %

2008

$634.21

5.9 %

2007

$598.75

7.6 %

2006

$556.73

7.1 %

2005

$520.01

7.4 %

2004

$484.29

3.1 %

2003

$469.82

1.1 %

2002

$464.83

2.3 %

2001

$454.28

2.3 %

2000

$443.98

4.9 %

1999

$423.34

5.5 %

 

 

 

 

  • Domestic tourism in Forsyth County generated an economic impact of $846 million in 2016. This was a 4.6% increase from 2015.

 

  • In 2016, Forsyth County ranked 6 in travel impact among North Carolina's 100 Counties.

 

  • More than 6,800 jobs in Forsyth County were directly attributable to travel and tourism in 2016.

 

  • Travel generated a $148.57 million payroll in 2016.

 

  • State and local tax revenues from travel to Forsyth County amounted to $66 million.

For economic impact of tourism and visitors to North Carolina, NCCommerce.com. For interesting general facts and figures about North Carolina, click here.

For national and international tourism-industry statistics, United States Tour and Travel Administration and the Travel Industry of America.

Click here to see the press release provided by Visit Winston-Salem on Forsyth County's Tourism Economic Impact for 2016.  

Should you have any questions, please contact our Marketing & Communications office via e-mail at: marcheta@visitwinstonsalem.com or brittany@visitwinstonsalem.com.