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Record visitor spending in North Carolina highlights tourism week

Record visitor spending in North Carolina highlights tourism week

Raleigh, NC – Governor Pat McCrory announced last week that North Carolina tourism generated record visitor spending in 2014 with a total of $21.3 billion,  a 5.4 percent increase over 2013. Additionally, tourism industry supported employment topped 200,000 jobs for the first time. “Nearly 50 million people from across the United States visited North Carolina last […]

A Virtual Chimney Rock Park

A Virtual Chimney Rock Park

CHIMNEY ROCK –  Three of Western North Carolina’s spots were recently “Google-mapped:” Grandfather Mountain State Park (and its infamous Mile High Swinging Bridge), Chimney Rock State Park trails in Rutherford County, and DuPont State Recreational Forest and three of its most popular waterfalls in Henderson and Transylvania counties. Through a partnership with The Conservation Fund and […]