Tourism spending up in Dare County
The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau announced today that domestic visitors to and within Dare County spent an estimated $777.41 million dollars in 2008, an increase of 1.9 percent from 2007, according to a North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development county-by-county report. The increase comes with beach driving restrictions in place to protect wildlife within Cape Hatteras National Seashore. More details are in the visitors bureau press release.
Wildlife numbers also reversed their downward trend and showed signs of recovery under the consent agreement according to National Park Service reports.