The Connecticut Office of Tourism regularly tracks the economic impact of the tourism industry on the state — including its effect on business sales, job growth and tax revenues.
The impact is well documented. Tourism is big business in Connecticut. Conducted by Tourism Economics, one of the world's leading tourism-related research firms, the most recent economic impact study found that tourism in Connecticut generated:
- $15.5 billion in business sales supported by traveler spending
- $2.2 billion in tax revenues, including $960 million in state/local taxes
- 84,254 jobs directly supported by tourism (total of 123,500 both direct/indirect jobs)
You can view more details covered in the report:
The Economic Impact of Tourism in Connecticut 2017 (May 2019)
- The Economic Impact of Travel in Connecticut 2015 (March 2017)
- The Economic Impact of Travel in Connecticut 2013 (April 2015)
The Connecticut Office of Tourism also periodically reports on key metrics for its statewide marketing efforts. That data is highlighted in the Tourism Trackers highlighted below.
- April 2018 Tourism Tracker
- March 2017 Tourism Tracker
- April 2016 Tourism Tracker
- December 2015 Tourism Tracker
- April 2015 Tourism Tracker
For more information, contact Rob Damroth at (860) 500-2349 or firstname.lastname@example.org.