Travel supports over 50,000 tourism jobs in Duval County

Michael Corrigan, President and CEO of Visit Jacksonville

From May 1-7, the US Travel Association encourages the country to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week to show how tourism impacts local communities.

Jacksonville has a lot to celebrate this year! As our city continues to emerge from the pandemic, Visit Jacksonville celebrates and recognizes the impact travel has on the local economy, businesses, and our community this week. The past two years have been the toughest the travel industry has ever seen, but here in Jacksonville, the recovery has exceeded our greatest expectations.

Tourism is important, and it makes Jacksonville better in ways that have a huge impact on the entire community and our economy, but most of us might not even notice it.

Travel supports more than 50,000 tourism industry jobs in Duval County – strengthening families, fostering hometown pride, and building bridges that connect us to each other. Without tourism in Jacksonville, each household would pay at least an additional $700 in taxes just to maintain current service levels in the community.

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