Saturday, June 4, 2011

Observation: Savannah Tops New York in Tourism

We learned on our tour with Joyce Gold that New York welcomes 47 million tourists yearly. Wow, that sounds like a lot of tourists, compared to little Savannah, which shows its fine Southern hospitality to just 6.85 million tourists every year.  It is not surprising that Savannah hosts fewer tourists—it has a population of just 136, 000, compared to New York's whopping 8.2 million.  The key to comparing the relative impact of tourism is to look at tourists per capita.  And that's where Savannah wins hands down, with 50.4 tourists per capita, to New York's measly 5.8.

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