Tourism Revenue Dropped 31.1 Percent in Alamance County Last Year
It’s no secret that the COVID-19 Pandemic has effected the travel and tourism industry. According to Visit North Carolina, tourism revenue in Alamance County was down 31.1 percent in 2020, compared to 2019. That means Alamance saw tourism spending drop by $146 million last year. The drop was in line with the entire state, which saw revenues decline by 32 percent. Travel and tourism supports an estimated 1,400 jobs in Alamance County, with most of those in the restaurant and lodging industries. State tourism officials are hopeful that 2021 tourism statistics will more closely resemble the 2019 numbers.