Impact of Tourism

Loudoun's tourism industry consists of a number of industries including accommodations, historic attractions, shopping, dining, meeting/event facilities, meeting and visitor services and so much more. These industries range from small independently owned farms, restaurants and retail shops to medium-sized business and large corporations. Visits Loudoun works with the entire tourism industry to maximize the benefits of tourism for Loudoun residents and the local economy in various ways:

  • Visitors help pay your taxes. 
    • In 2015 the economic impact of tourism on Loudoun County was $65 million. This means that every household in Loudoun County paid $625 less in taxes thanks to visitor spending here! (Source: Virginia Tourism Corporation)
  • Tourism Creates Jobs
    • Tourism is one of Loudoun’s major industries, employing more than 16,000 people in 2015.