NBC12 VIEWPOINT: Richmond Tourism is Hot!!!

NBC12 VIEWPOINT: Richmond Tourism is Hot!!!

By: Kym Grinnage email

If you didn't know it, now you do - you live in one of the hottest tourist destinations in the country. That's right, the Richmond Region is on fire.

Travel & Leisure included Richmond on their list of "Best Places to Travel in 2016" and the National Geographic Traveler named Richmond in their "Where to Travel for Food in 2016" listing.

So, the secret that we have known for many years is no longer a secret, and that is a good thing for all of us.

Your wonderful region offers history, class-five rapids on the river, some of the best restaurants in the country, more craft beer gardens and microbreweries that anyone could ever need, parks and museums galore and the friendliest people on the planet.

So what's the economic impact?  Each year, the Richmond Region attracts 7 million visitors who spend $2 billion while they are here. That saves Richmond Region households an average of $585 a year on taxes, and tourism generates about 20,000 jobs in the region.

But the most important ingredient in all of this success is you. If you are not convinced or you really want to know more, you need to sign up for the Richmond Region Tourism's "I Am Tourism Ambassador Program". It fun, it's free and you will learn a lot more about this place you call home.

For more information go to: visitrichmondva.com

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