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Report: Tallahassee tourism to rake in nearly $1 billion this year

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Posted at 5:27 PM, Oct 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-02 14:16:13-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Tallahassee's tourism is booming this year and becoming a popular destination, according to the latest report from Visit Tallahassee.

Tourism in the Capital City is projected to put almost $1 billion into the local economy this year. The report says annual art, music and literature festivals continue attracting more people.

It goes on to say Tallahassee traditionally has two peak seasons where the city sees an influx of visitors.

"Football season and legislative season. So that really takes our market to a new level in the fall and in the spring," said Jay Revell, the vice president of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. "But one of the things that's been great about the work being done at Visit Tallahassee and other partners here in the community, is they're trying to drive tourism more year-round."

He says the five hotels currently under construction around town show the need to accommodate more visitors. He adds Tallahassee's parks and nature trails also attract people to the Capital City year-round.