Tourism Industry adds millions in economic impact

WARNER ROBINS, Georgia(41NBC/WMGT)- Warner Robins Convention and Visitors Bureau announced that tourism generated around 248 million dollars in Houston County in 2017.

According to the study by the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the tourism industry created over 10 million dollars in state tax revenues.

Local tax revenues generated more than 7 million dollars. Furthermore, the tourism industry supported more than 2000 jobs.

Executive Director of Warner Robins Convention and Visitors Bureau Marsh Buzzell says that this is a record-breaking year for the state of Georgia.

“Tourism is a major economic engine. We always say tourism is economic development, there’s just no way around it and it impacts everybody,” Buzzell said.

Furthermore, Buzzell says that 77,000 people use the Warner Robins exit every day to visit restaurants, gas stations, hotels, shops and more.

More than 600,000 dollars are spent every day thanks to tourists.

Two of the most popular tourist sites are the Museum of Aviation and Art Galleries.

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