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Popular HGTV Couple Brings More Visitors To Waco

December 30, 2018 - 12:23 pm

WACO (1080 KRLD) - A Waco husband and wife team are driving a little industry in their home town. It's called the Chip and Jo Jo effect.

Chip and Jo Jo, of course, are Chip and Joanna Gaines from the HGTV show Fixer Upper, and people from all over the world are flocking to Waco visit the Silos Magnolia Market in downtown Waco.

So much so, that Carla Pendergraft with the Waco Convention and Visitors Bureau says the number of tourists has quadrupled in the past four years. That's left Waco struggling to complete new hotel projects to accomodate the surge

Pendergraft says hotels have been so booked, the CVB has sent visitors to other cities to spend the night.