Fayetteville Tourism Increases By 10 Percent

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) --  New numbers from the Fayetteville visitor's center show tourism has risen over the past two years. The visitors center said the revenue has increased by 10 percent.

According to the visitor's center, Fayetteville has seen more foot traffic, with more visitors passing through the Clinton House, the trails and the Fayetteville square.

One business owner said the increase in visitors has a lot to do with the people who have made Fayetteville their home.

"A lot of people, particularly in my age group, were trying their hand at new businesses and starting their own construction companies," said Hannah Withers who co-owns Maxines Tap Room.  "I think there's just kind of an organic excitement about an organic excitement from the people who live here."

The visitors center said that they are currently in the middle of a research project to figure out where the visitors are coming from to Fayetteville.

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