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Sep 19

Newport News Tourism Revenue Continues to Grow

Posted on September 19, 2016 at 8:11 AM by Communications Department

According to the U.S. Travel Association, tourism was once again an important contributor to the economy of Virginia – and to the City of Newport News – last year.
In Newport News, tourism generated $284.4 million in revenue in 2015, a 2.4% increase over the prior year. Tourism also supported 2,916 jobs in the city (a 2.8% increase over the prior year) and contributed to an economic engine that produced $9.67 million in local taxes (a 5.7% increase) and $12 million in state taxes (a 6.1% increase).

In the Commonwealth of Virginia, tourism generated $23 billion in travel spending, supported 223,100 jobs, and provided $1.6 billion in state and local taxes. Figures were based on spending by travelers from within the United States on trips taken 50 miles or more away from home.

Tourism is one of Virginia’s top five industries. For detailed economic impact data by locality, visit and click on “Research.”