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Tourism Industry Enjoys Big Weekend

This holiday weekend was a big boom for the local tourism industry. The Easter weekend is often seen by businesses as one of the first big weekends of the year.

Occupancy tax dollars on the decline in NHC

The Cape Fear Tourism and Visitors Bureau reports that occupancy tax collection in New Hanover County is down almost eight percent during the fist four months of the year. That number tends to be the best gauge of tourism in our area.

National Tourism Week celebrated locally

videoEach day, visitors from all over the country fly into ILM. This week they'll feel a little more welcome than usual. As part of the 26th National Tourism Week the Cape Fear Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau will be giving out free snacks, drinks, and souvenirs to tourists.

German cruise ship visits Wilmington’s port

videoArea businesses got a little economic boost today. German passengers on the Aida Aura cruise ship made their way to the Port of Wilmington.

Outlook on summer tourism in the area

A summer vacation is a valued commodity, and Americans are reluctant to give it up. In order to save money on gas vacationers are staying closer to home during the July 4th holiday week.

Hard Rock Park Grand Opening in Myrtle Beach

videoThis isn't just any ole' theme park. It's the world's first "rock & roll" theme park. Hard Rock Park has been open for a few weeks, but this week marks its official grand opening.

Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown

Each year on the first Sunday in March participating area attractions open their doors to New Hanover County residents free of charge. This year 30 area attractions along with special guests, will welcome and honor local citizens who live in New Hanover County on Sunday, March 2.

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