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Tourism Has Economic Impact

November 13th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

Maryland has seen an uptick in the economic impact of tourism in the state. The newest reporting shows that visitor volume has increased to 43.5 million visitors in 2022, after a pandemic-related dip the two previous years. The latest number is an increase over pre-pandemic levels.  The total economic impact of the tourism industry was over $30 billion dollars with $2.3 billion in state and local tax revenues generated and $19 billion in visitor spending with transportation, lodging, and food leading the way.