Friday, May 2, 2014

5-5-14 fdl county tourism spending up

Fond du Lac County is in the top ten counties in Wisconsin for tourism spending.  Fond du lac Area Convention and Visitors Bureau president Craig Molitor says tourism spending increased 7.55 percent last year…higher than any other area county.    Winnebago county saw a 5.59 percent increase and a 5.79 percent increase in Dodge County.  Molitor says in 2013 tourism spending totaled $119 million  in Fond du lac County…up from $84 million in 2010.  The Wisconsin Department of Tourism says visitors added about $17.5 billion to the state economy last year, up about 4 percent from the year before. Tourists directly put about $10.8 billion into the economy, up from about $10.3 billion in 2012.

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