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Report: Tourism revenue down in Charlottesville and Albemarle Co.

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Published: Jul. 15, 2020 at 4:17 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The coronavirus pandemic has taken a swipe at tourism revenue in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.

The Free Enterprise Forum says tourism as taken a sharp dip in the city and county. It cites the Albemarle County Department of Finance and Charlottesville’s Commissioner of Revenue.

All told, the forum finds tourism was down roughly 58% across the board for March and April. This is based on meals tax and transient occupancy tax collection.

The Free Enterprise Forum says there was a slight improvement in the numbers from April to May.

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