Winston-Salem Research

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 2018

Year Revenues
$(millions)
Change from
previous year
2019 TBD TBD
2018 $950.57 5.8%
2017 $898.38 6.2%
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 more than $950 million in 2018. This was a 5.8% increase from 2017.

 

  • In 2018, Forsyth County ranked sixth in travel impact among North Carolina’s 100 Counties.

 

  • More than 7,200 jobs in Forsyth County were directly attributable to travel and tourism in 2018.

 

  • Travel generated a $173.19 million payroll in 2018.

 

  • State and local tax revenues from travel to Forsyth County amounted to $73 million in 2018.

 

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 2018.

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