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Wilmington Boat Show September 2018!
The Wilmington Boat Show is estimated to attract 15,000 people to the Port City, making waves with its late-summer tourism impact. Based on anticipated attendance numbers from boat show organizers, the Wilmington and Beaches CVB (Conventions and Visitors' Bureau) estimates that the raw economic impact from the 2018 Wilmington Boat Show will be more than $619,000, according to Connie Nelson with the CVB. The CVB used the 2.5 multiplier, putting the total economic impact estimated at more than $1.5 million-dollars (USD, United States Dollars). "As an upscale consumer event, the Wilmington Boat Show draws both locals and visitors who are considering a boat purchase. The types of boats that are featured at this show attract an affluent audience who enjoy spending money at local shops, restaurants, hotels and attractions when they travel," Nelson said.
Source: Visit NC