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Industry Impact

Power of Travel ChartWhy is it important to promote tourism? Tourism provides a solid economic benefit to our local economy. A healthy tourism industry has a positive economic impact that pays dividends in ways we don't always realize.

Tourism is Big Business

In 2015, tourism in Clark County continued to be an economic driver and showed an increase in visitor spending and tourism jobs. In Clark County, annual visitor spending increased by 5.1% and local tax receipts increased by 11.6%. This growth contributes to the Clark County tourism economy, an industry that supports more than:

  • $504.8 million in total direct visitor spending;
  • 4,450 tourism related jobs; and,
  • $14 million in local tax receipts.

In 2015, average hotel occupancy in Clark County was 72.5% with $2,484,063.29 collected in Lodging Tax and an ADR (Average Daily Rate) of $101.38.

 

 

Clark County 2015 Visitor Spending by Industry
 Source: Dean Runyan Associates, Inc. on behalf of Washington State Tourism Alliance
and Washington State Destination Marketing Organizations.

 
Clark County Visitor Spending by Year
Source: Dean Runyan Associates, Inc. on behalf of Washington State Tourism Alliance
and Washington State Destination Marketing Organizations.

 

US Travel Answer Sheet

Visit the US Travel website to view a highlight of facts on the US Travel Industry.

 

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