Local organizations host first annual "Live Love Lubbock" event

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 5/07/2013 8:06 pm
Chances are if you live in Lubbock, you may not have visited attractions like the Silent Wings Museum and the Buddy Holly Center. But they're quite popular with an estimated 5.23 million tourists who came to Lubbock in 2011. That's according to a report by D.K. Shiffley and Associates. 

The Lubbock Hotel Motel Association and Visit Lubbock hosted an awards event, Live Love Lubbock, honoring those who've made a positive impact on the tourism industry. That includes County Commissioner Patti Jones, recipient of the Tourism Trumpeter Award. 

"With the revenue generated from the people who come, the taxpayers save $455 yearly on taxes because those people come in and they use the sales tax dollars and those things, and that's how we save the money. So, it's a win really for everybody," Rob Meyer, president of the Lubbock Hotel Motel Association, said.

Visit Lubbock reported the tourism industry employs 7,200 people here, resulting in $200.8 million in annual earnings. 
Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Lubbock Weather
53°
Partly Cloudy

Wind: SW 17 mph
Feels Like: 53°
High: 62°
Low: 36°

Local News Video
Local News
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.