(Richmond, IN)--Tourism is on the rise in Wayne County. During Wednesday’s meeting of the Wayne County Council, Tourism Director Mary Walker indicated that innkeepers tax revenue is up 17% this year compared to last. Better yet, 17,000 out-of-towners have already been booked to attend events in the next two years. Council approved a 5% budget increase to handle promotions. Council also approved the hiring of an additional staff member for the EDC.