Amarillo National Tourism Week: Arts & Tourism Day

By Karl Wehmhoener | kwehmhoener@kamr.com

Published 05/05 2014 12:04PM

Updated 05/05 2014 03:54PM

AMARILLO -- A special event to highlight the cooperation of the arts and tourism will focus on the new art program at the Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport and participating artists. 

The event is sponsored by City of Amarillo & Amarillo CVC with credit to the Amarillo Museum of Art, The Galleries at Sunset Center and the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum.

The local tourism industry contributes more than $700 million annually to our local economy.

For every dollar spent by the State of Texas to promote and advertise tourism, the state receives a return of $7 in spending.

Thanks to the states thriving tourism industry, each of our tax bills is about $800 less than it would be without this growing industry.

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