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Events Planned to Promote N.C. Tourism

Posted May 14, 2007 2:09 p.m. EDT

— 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.