Tourists spend more money than ever in NC

Tourists spend more money than ever in NC
The Go Local campaign will spotlight attractions in Wilmington and surrounding beaches.

NORTH CAROLINA (WECT) - The numbers are in, and tourists spent more money than ever before in North Carolina.

The Governor's officer announced last week that 2017 saw a 4.2 percent increase in the amount of visitor spending, with a total of $23.9 billion dollars flowing into the state.

More tax revenue also came to North Carolina, with visitors creating more than $1.9 billion in state and local taxes.

For more facts on the 2017 statewide tourism numbers click here.

Carolina in the Morning's Zach Driver will be live starting at 5:30 a.m. with more on how the state numbers affect Wilmington.

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