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Galax defies tourism's downward trend

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Tourist spending in the city was up 10% in 2009, a year when travelers spent less statewide and in neighboring localities.

By Brian Funk, Editor

U.S. tourists visiting Virginia spent $17.7 billion in 2009, a 7.9 percent drop from the prior year, according to state figures released last week.
But the Galax reversed that trend, with the city seeing a 10.4 percent increase in traveller spending last year.
Tourists spent more than $13 million in Galax last year, according to the Virginia Tourism Corp. That spending includes gas, food, lodging, shopping, entertainment, public transportation and admission to local events and attractions.


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