Spending by international visitors using Visa credit cards in 2015 was more than $1.7 million, according to VisaVue, a report that measures spending among its customers. This spending marks a slight decrease from 2014.
While spending by Canadian visitors dropped, Adams County saw increases by British (+$9,255), Chinese (+$49,992), as well as many European countries such as France and Denmark. Puerto Rico and Mexico also posted sharp increases as well, according to the report.
Spending by visitors from China, recognized as one of the fastest-growing markets for visitation to the United States, nearly doubled in 2015 when compared to the previous year. Additionally, the Chinese market moved from Adams County's fifth biggest international market to the third largest in 2015 with $109,498 in spending by Visa customers.
The VisaVue report measures a portion of overall spending by international visitors. Spending with other credit cards is not included. For a full report, click here.
Destination Gettysburg's inaugural "Build, Inspire, Innovate" Summit 2016 brought together 120 representatives of local businesses and organizations for a full day of seminars, presentations and networking.
Sessions included marketing plans, social media, customer interactions, blogging as well as getting stories told through the media and managing online presence on such sites as TripAdvisor.
Gerry O'Brion (pictured at right) highlighted the day with keynote addresses at both breakfast and lunch, and the day was capped with a networking cocktail reception.
Stay tuned for 2017 dates and schedules!
Leisure Group Travel Magazine has named Gettysburg one of its "Top 5 Foodie Hotspots in the Eastern U.S. in 2016," according to its latest issue.
Gettysburg joined the Finger Lakes in New York; Providence, R.I.; Burlington, Vt.; and The Berkshires in Massachusetts in the magazine's listing.
"Gettysburg’s growing culinary reputation is rooted in the agricultural bounty of Adams County, one of the prime apple-growing regions in the country. Here in the heart of the Pennsylvania Fruit Belt, the Gettysburg Wine & Fruit Trail, a collection of orchards, farm markets and wineries, is getting more visitors out into the scenic countryside," the magazine said.
Destination Gettysburg worked with Leisure Group Travel editor Randy Mink on the article, which mentions Savor Gettysburg Food Tours, Reid's Orchard & Winery as well as the new PA Cider Fest this June.
Read more here.
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