- Associated Press - Friday, December 19, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A survey commissioned by the West Virginia Division of Tourism says the state rates low for having must-see destinations.

Among other things, the survey shows the state rates low for being exciting, unique and for nightlife.

The Charleston Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/16wUDjt) West Virginia scored high for outdoor recreation opportunities, scenery and affordability, but that’s low on the list of priorities for people selecting destinations. Results of the survey were given to the state tourism commission on Thursday.

The survey determined that the $1.87 million the division spent on advertising in the previous budget year resulted in 1.5 million visits to the state, produced about $181 million in visitor spending and $13 million in state and local taxes.

Every $1 spent on advertising produced $7 of tax revenue.


Information from: The Charleston Gazette, https://www.wvgazette.com

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