Data: Tourism Translates To Big Business In Alleghany Highlands

Tourism in Virginia generated $26 billion in travel spending and in the Alleghany Highlands, it amounted to more than $45 million. That figure for 2018 reflects a 6.4% percent change over 2017. Local tourism-supported jobs totaled 416 while local tourism-related taxes were $3,019,615. Tourism officials are hoping to see those numbers rise again this year.