WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington Convention Center and Convention Visitors Bureau gave their annual update at the Wilmington City Council meeting Tuesday night.
According to the Center’s leaders, the number of events and people attending events are increasing.
They say the room occupancy tax, which funds the center, has increased by ten percent in 2012 and increased almost seven percent this year.
“We saw an increase in leads of 40 percent from 2011 to 2012 and we are seeing an increase in the booked business, we’re seeing an increase in the repeat business of people using the center as well,” said Kim Hufham, CEO of Convention Visitors Bureau.
The Convention Center is in its third year of operation and was voted the 2012 Conventions South Reader’s Choice Award.