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Tourism takes off in 2015; 2016 continues to grow

Posted on: October 4th, 2016

Sullivan Country saw a solid 4.4 percent increase in Visitor Spending during 2015 with visitors spending $388.3 million. This is $16.3 million more than 2014, when visitors rang the cash register to the tune of $372 million.

Local sales tax increased to $26 million – or a 5.1 percent increase. Nearly one in every seven jobs – or 15.7 percent – of all labor income in Sullivan County is generated by visitors, the highest in the Catskill Region. Sullivan County tourism industry generates $155 million in labor income.

If it were not for tourism-generated local and state taxes, each household in Sullivan County would have to pay an additional $1,612 to maintain the same level of government revenue.

“This year has been an extremely busy year with the weather being almost picture perfect, Herb Clark, Visitors Assn. vice president, said. “SCVA looks forward to the Fall season and a very successful year as we move forward to 2017.”

The new travel guide for 2017 is being formatted and if your business would like included in the guide, contact SCVA ASAP at 845-747-4449.


New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, second from left, visited Sullivan County this summer to enjoy some New York state tourism.




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Granite Associates, L.P.
Veria Living
SUNY Sullivan
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Monticello Casino Raceway
Jeff Bank
The Center For Discovery
Empire Resorts
Crystal Run Healthcare
China City of America
Catskill Mountain Sugar House
Catskill Hudson Bank
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