The Transylvania Times -

By Mark Todd
Staff Writer" 

TDA: Toursim Outlook So-So


Transylvania County could be in for a second straight mediocre year in the tourism business, according to Layton Parker, chairman of the county's Tourism Development Authority.

In fact, industry forecasts show that revenues nationwide may actually drop by 1 or 2 percent in 2008, he said.

Speaking to community business people at the county library recently, Parker said the reason is a troubled economy that has consumers looking at higher prices and less likely to spend their money, he said.

Parker shared his thoughts at a monthly program called Business Morning Update, in which three local...

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