Travel and tourism leaders gather at annual conference

Published On: March 1st, 20230.4 min readCategories: Covid-19, Featured, Latest Headlines, Local News, News

Travel and tourism leaders from across the state are in Bloomington today for Explore Minnesota’s annual conference. Executive Director Lauren Bennett McGinty says tourism is a major economic driver around the state:

“In 2022 we welcomed more than 77 point 2 million visitors to Minnesota in December of 2022 approximately 254,000 people were employed in the leisure and hospitality industry this is a 10% over the last year.”

Last year leisure and hospitality venues across the state generated nearly 100 million dollars in state sales tax.

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