Tourism is supporting the local economy.
Prince William County saw an increase in spending among tourists last year.
Travel costs rose to $618 million, a 4.5 percent jump from 2017, according to a release from Visit Prince William.
Revenue from visitors supported more than 6,600 jobs.
Travel brought $25 billion into Virginia and tourists supported 232,000 jobs, according to the U.S. Travel Association.
“Tourism enhances the county’s image as a dynamic place to visit, live and work,” Prince William County Office of Tourism Director Ann Marie Maher said in a release. “It strengthens our economic position and provides opportunities for County residents they would not otherwise have.”
Several attractions recently opened in the county. The Neabsco Creek Boardwalk, Sweeney Barn and Cedar Run Brewery are among them.
During the past decade, the county has gained thousands of hotel rooms. Five hotels have also opened recently or are being built.
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