Fredrick County saw record tourism growth in 2014 with over 1.7 million visitors and over $1 million in tourism dollars spent a day.
As reported in The Frederick News-Post:
On average, visitors to Frederick County spent about $1.04 million a day in 2014, totaling about $380.4 million for the entire year, according to a report compiled by the Philadelphia-based analysis company Tourism Economics, which has data going back to 2010 that measure the economic impact of tourism on Maryland. The amount of spending the previous year was close to $361.2 million.
In addition, the number of visitors staying overnight in the county rose to 784,200 in 2014, the most recent year for the report, making overnight visits nearly as popular as day trips in Frederick County.
The article also highlights how this growth in tourism has generated jobs across the county:
Spending by visitors, whom the study defined as people who travel at least 50 miles for a purpose other than commuting to work or school, supports nearly 6,500 jobs in Frederick County, according to the report.
The jobs supported by the tourism industry range from restaurant and shop employees in downtown Frederick to those working at the companies supplying food, merchandise and items for these entities.
For Frederick County, that’s about 1 in every 4 jobs, Fieseler said.
For more information read the full article in The Frederick News-Post.