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York County ranks 10th in visitor spending statewide

York County is among the top 10 counties in visitor spending statewide, according to a news release from the York County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Tourism spending in York County increased by more than $20 million from 2014 to 2015, making it the sixth year of growth for the county's tourism industry, the release states.

The county ranks 10th in the state in visitor spending, and a report found that the local tourism industry spurs more than 7,700 jobs and brings in almost $93 million in state and local taxes, according to the news release.

Street rod owners gather at the Wyndham Garden York, where registration for the 44th Annual Street Rod Nationals East is taking place Thursday, June 1, 2017. Bill Kalina photo

The county is part of the Dutch Country Roads region, which includes eight other counties. Of all nine counties, York ranks third in visitor spending, just behind Dauphin and Lancaster counties, the release states.

County visitors spent the most on transportation at $288.1 million, followed by food and beverages at $217.6 million, according to the release. Visitors spent $170.2 million on retail, $162.5 million on recreation and $105.4 million on lodging, the release states.

Traveler spending data for 2016 won't be available until next year, officials said.

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