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Over Fifty Million First Impressions

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In 1968, North Carolina opened its first welcome center on Interstate 85. By 1986, there were eight welcome centers on the major highways that were visited by fifty million tourists each day. The Travel and Tourism Division of the state was aware that tourism was ranked the third largest industry. The division boasted that the welcome centers made tourists feel comfortable while they were educated about the state.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 54 Issue 10, Mar 1987, p8-9,31, il