Tourism Numbers Rise To Begin 2018

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The state’s tourism industry showed signs of moderating in the back half of 2017, but picked up the pace in the first four months of 2018, according to the Arkansas Tourism Ticker. With growth of only 0.8% in January through April, tourism jobs was the only metric to not show a healthy gain.

Collections of Arkansas’ 2% tourism tax is on pace to set a new record and post the ninth consecutive year of revenue growth. Revenue from the tax set a record of $15.897 million in 2017.

The Arkansas Tourism Ticker is managed by Talk Business & Politics, and sponsored by the Arkansas Hospitality Association. The ticker uses the following three measurements to review the health of the state’s tourism industry.    MORE

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