Virginia Beach Breaks Record With 19 Million Visitors in 2017

Virginia Beach welcomed 19 million domestic visitors who spent $2.45 billion

Virginia Beach set a new tourism milestone for total visitors and visitor spending in 2017, welcoming 19 million domestic visitors who spent $2.45 billion. Visitor arrivals grew for the eighth consecutive year with a 7.34 percent increase from 17.7 million visitors in 2016. Since 2009, visits to Virginia Beach increased by 38 percent, which is 13 percent above the national growth rate, due to strategic marketing efforts and positive visitor experience, according to Longwoods International’s Travel USA study.

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