Economic Impact of Tourism


Economic Impact

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:

  • $15.4 billion in business sales supported by traveler spending
  • $2.3 billion in tax revenues, including $1.0 billion in state/local taxes
  • 72,949 jobs directly supported by tourism (total of 111,184 with direct/indirect/induced jobs)

You can view more details covered in the report:
The Economic Impact of Tourism in Connecticut 2021 (December 2022)

Previous studies:

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.


For more information, contact Rob Damroth at (860) 500-2349 or