WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Arlington Tourism Going Strong

Play associated audio

Tourism in Arlington Va. generated close to $2.7 billion last year, an increase of nearly 8 percent over 2010 levels.

More than 23,000 people have jobs in the county in tourism, and tourism in Arlington generated almost $74 million in local tax receipts that fund services for residents and businesses.

Overall, tourism in Virginia generated $20 billion in revenue, an 8 percent increase.

NPR

Not My Job: Sharon Jones Gets Quizzed On Handshakes

We've invited the lead singer of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings to play a game called "Let's shake on it."
NPR

Salvage Supperclub: A High-End Dinner In A Dumpster To Fight Food Waste

The ingredients — think wilted basil, bruised plums, garbanzo bean water — sound less than appetizing. Whipped together, they're a tasty meal that show how home cooks can use often-tossed foods.
NPR

5 Takeaways From The Democratic National Convention

As conventioneers head home after a dramatic DNC, here are 5 takeaways from Philadelphia.
NPR

How Your Health Data Lead A Not-So-Secret Life Online

Apps can make managing health care a lot easier, but most don't have the privacy protections required of doctors and hospitals. And a simple Web search can clue in advertisers to health concerns.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.