The state Department of Tourism has released its economic impact figures for 2013. Portage County and Vilas County show visitor spending increased by nearly four percent.
Visitors spent $104.3 million in Portage County in 2013, the second year in a row that traveler expenditures topped $100 million in the county, according to figures released today by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.
Visitors spent $203.1 million in Vilas County in 2013, up 3.95% from 2012. Tourism spending also helped account for 1,948 jobs in 2013.
Statewide, visitor spending reached $10.8 billion in 2013, a 4.4% increase over the $10.4 billion spent in 2012.
The Department of Tourism worked with research firms Longwoods International and Tourism Economics to produce the annual report.
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