The Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau announced some impressive numbers last week.
In 2016, approximately 8.8 million people visited Fort Worth – up 35 percent from 2014. All told, tourism industries contributed $116 million in sales tax to the City of Fort Worth.
What kind of economic impact did that create? According to Bob Jameson, President and Chief Executive of the CVB, the industry had a $2.3 billion economic impact. And it looks like there’s more to come.
The CVB also announced they’ve booked the largest convention in their 51-year history. Starting in 2020, the National Beta Club will meet in Fort Worth. Additionally, we should see 15,000 attendees over a five-day period.
This year, Fort Worth will host 11 major conventions, in addition to numerous conferences and meetings.
We’d like to congratulate the Fort Worth CVB on all their hard work and their dedication to bringing visitors to our wonderful city.