Tourism spending in Ulster County highest in Catskills

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KINGSTON – Tourism spending in Ulster County represents 45 percent of all tourism dollars in the Catskill region. In 2017, the county was number one in the region that also includes Sullivan, Greene and Delaware counties.
County Tourism Director Rick Remsnyder noted Ulster is a year-round destination.
One attraction that has skyrocketed in recent years has fueled the tourism market, he said.
“The craft beverage industry certainly has been growing in leaps and bounds in the last decade,” Remsnyder said. “I know it has increased from five or six 10 years ago to we have well over 30 now.” He also pointed to the “world-class” rail trail system the county has been working on.
Ulster County tourism spending last year amounted to $587 million, a six percent increase from 2016.