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Record Year for the Hotel Industry in Virginia’s Blue Ridge

Hotel Room Demand Increased 2.3% in 2014

Tourism is BIG Business in Virginia’s Blue Ridge with continued growth in 2014.  Demand for hotel rooms has been on a steady rise for the last five years.  According to figures just released by Smith Travel Research, 1,110,834 hotel rooms were sold during 2014, an increase of 25,104 rooms or 2.3% over 2013.

"We are grateful to our industry partners and elected officials in the Cities of Roanoke and Salem as well as the Counties of Roanoke, Franklin and Botetourt for investing in tourism and the economic impact it brings to our communities," stated Lee Wilhelm, Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau Board Chair. "This support allows us to build Virginia’s Blue Ridge as a destination which means more jobs and regional economic growth."



Catherine Fox
Director of Public Relations & Tourism
(540) 342-6025, ext. 114

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