Economic Impact of Tourism

Overview

Economic Impact

The Connecticut Office of Tourism regularly tracks the economic impact of the 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:

  • $14.7 billion in traveler spending
  • $1.7 billion in tax revenues
  • 80,000 jobs directly related to tourism.

You can view more details covered in this report: The Economic Impact of Travel in Connecticut 2015 (March 2017).

Previous study: The Economic Impact of Travel in Connecticut 2013 (April 2015).


Related Resources

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.

Contact

For more information, contact Rob Damroth at (860) 500-2349 or robert.damroth@ct.gov.