Chesapeake's tourism industry encompasses industries such as accommodations, outdoor recreation attractions, agriculture, 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. Chesapeake CVB works with the entire tourism industry to maximize the benefits of tourism for Chesapeake residents and the local economy in various ways.
Visitors help pay your taxes.
In 2016 the economic impact of tourism in Chesapeake was $343 million. This means that every household in Chesapeake paid $359.42 less in taxes thanks to visitor spending in Chesapeake. (Source: Virginia Tourism Corporation)
Tourism Creates Jobs.
Tourism is one of Chesapeake's major industries, employing 3,288 people in 2016.
A complete report of the economic impact of tourism can be found here.