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Events Planned to Promote N.C. Tourism

Posted May 14, 2007

— Gov. Mike Easley has declared Tuesday as Tourism Day in North Carolina. Several events are planned for downtown Raleigh and the state’s Welcome Centers to promote North Carolina as a tourist destination.

More than 45 million visitors came to North Carolina in 2006. That makes North Carolina the sixth-most-visited state in the nation, according to the state Department of Commerce. Those visitors had a $15 billion dollar impact on the state economy, the report said.


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  • nc lover May 15, 2007

    This would be great for the local economy! North Carolina is a wonderfull State and Raleigh - A GREAT CITY!

  • MiIky May 15, 2007

    For more information:


  • I hear voices May 15, 2007

    Why plan this on a weekday? It should be on a weekend when more people can attend. Some of us work for a living.

  • treasure May 15, 2007

    Just so they all don't decide to move to Wake County!

  • mt1190 May 15, 2007

    then why is it on our plates?

  • ghimmy47 May 14, 2007

    It would have been good to know more about this earlier.

  • Huey May 14, 2007

    I think if they were really serious about this then we would go back to having "Variety Vacationland" on our license plates like
    we used to. "First in Flight" is nonsense since it was Ohio boys
    who did the flying.

  • Mr. T May 14, 2007

    What kind of events are planned for Raleigh and what are the times??