Oct 2, 2020 | BLOG, CITY OF MANASSAS TOURISM
The numbers are in! According to data recently released by the United States Travel Association (USTA), visitors to Manassas spent more than $74.6 million in 2019. That’s 2.6% more than 2018, and is the 10th year in a row that tourism spending in the City of Manassas increased over the previous year. In 2019, visitor spending was directly responsible for 578 jobs with an annual payroll of $12.7 million and $1.9 million in local tax receipts. These tourism dollars support public education, first responders, and infrastructure like better roads and utilities.
Manassas is strongly positioned to continue its growth and prosperity.
Manassas has worked hard to earn its reputation as a premier destination for visitors, a great place to live and work, and a magnet for small businesses and entrepreneurs. The City’s revitalization efforts and emphasis on creating a business-friendly environment over the past decade have created a strong and diversified local economy. Tourism has become an essential contributor to that and its impact will continue to grow.
The Virginia Tourism Corporation receives its annual economic impact data from the U.S. Travel Association. The information is based on domestic visitor spending (travelers from within the United States) from per-person trips taken 50 miles or more away from home. Detailed economic impact data by locality is available on www.vatc.org under Research.