tourism http://wfae.org en Charlotte Area: An Attractive Place To Retire? http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-area-attractive-place-retire <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The online real estate research site&nbsp;Movoto&nbsp;says five cities/towns in the Charlotte-area are among&nbsp;</span><a href="https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=zWIKC25bok6k.kqgP-DbOVUpQ" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">the top 10 places</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in North Carolina to retire. That's half the list!&nbsp;</span></p><p><strong>Top 10 Places To Retire In N.C.</strong></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 20:58:53 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 45241 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Area: An Attractive Place To Retire? Amateurs Are All Right When It Comes To Charlotte Tourism http://wfae.org/post/amateurs-are-all-right-when-it-comes-charlotte-tourism <p>Charlotte has a lot riding on <em>professional</em> sports: millions of tax dollars built an arena for the Bobcats, are helping construct a new home for Knights baseball Uptown and will likely renovate Panthers stadium, too. So does it surprise you to learn that more than half of the city's hotel room bookings each year are the result of <em>amateur </em>athletes<em>?&nbsp;</em></p><p></p><p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:31:17 +0000 Julie Rose 25649 at http://wfae.org Amateurs Are All Right When It Comes To Charlotte Tourism Charlotte's A Taxing City For Tourists http://wfae.org/post/charlottes-taxing-city-tourists <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State lawmakers have rebuffed Charlotte officials who hoped to </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">double</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> the local restaurant tax in order to renovate Bank of America Stadium.&nbsp; Instead, the city will have to rearrange </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">existing </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">restaurant tax revenues to help the Panthers. Visitors to Charlotte may find that good news, since </span>WFAE's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Julie Rose reports the city already ranks among the most </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">taxing </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">for tourists.</span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:21:40 +0000 Julie Rose 24200 at http://wfae.org Charlotte's A Taxing City For Tourists Episode 4: The Legend Of Concord Mills Mall http://wfae.org/post/episode-4-legend-concord-mills-mall <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Welcome to <a href="http://www.wfae.org/topic/trifling-place" target="_blank">"A Trifling Place,"</a> a podcast dedicated to exploring the ins-and-outs of Charlotte.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">So when I first arrived in Charlotte, I was handed the latest edition of a book called the <em>Insider's Guide to Charlotte</em>. It had the usual highlights you would expect, but then I saw something really strange. It says Concord Mills Mall is the state's top tourist destination.</span></p><p>What?</p><p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:47:45 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 20173 at http://wfae.org Episode 4: The Legend Of Concord Mills Mall CRVA Looks To Outside Firm For 'Credibility' In DNC Study http://wfae.org/post/crva-looks-outside-firm-credibility-dnc-study <P>The City of Charlotte and several tax-payer funded agencies will pay an outside agency about $25,000 to estimate the DNC's boost to the local economy.</P> <P>It's pretty standard for the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority to do a "this is how our economy benefited" estimate after major conventions. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:40:19 +0000 Julie Rose 4927 at http://wfae.org CRVA Looks To Outside Firm For 'Credibility' In DNC Study Holy Land Tourism Rebounds http://wfae.org/post/holy-land-tourism-rebounds-1 <p>http://66.225.205.104/MR20051207.mp3</p><p>(12/7/05) Tourism to Israel is rebounding, after several years of declines due to political tensions and terrorism concerns. WFAE's Mark Rumsey recently spent some time in the Holy Land and has this report.</p><p> Wed, 07 Dec 2005 17:00:00 +0000 editor 12553 at http://wfae.org