“Utah’s diverse travel and tourism industry generates jobs and income for Utah residents and produces tax revenue for the state. In 2015, travelers spent a record $8.17 billion in Utah, generating an estimated $1.15 billion in total state and local tax revenue.”
Learn more recent facts and figures– including the 142,500 jobs travel and tourism sustain for Utah residents– in the Gardner Policy Institute‘s annual report: The State of Utah’s Travel & Tourism Industry 2017. See below for other research resources.
- Brochure: The State of Utah’s Travel & Tourism Industry 2017 / Gardner Policy Institute
- Utah Travel & Tourism Profile: State & Counties 2015-2016 / Gardner Policy Institute
- Utah Travel & Tourism Profile: Counties Map / Gardner Policy Institute
- Utah Visitor Profile 2016 / by TNS
- Economic Report to the Governor 2017: Travel, Tourism & Recreation (pgs 128 – 131) / Gardner Policy Institute
- Utah Visitation: Airport, National Park and Place, Welcome Centers, Recent Lodging Occupancy / by Utah Office of Tourism
- National Park & Place Monthly Public Use / by NPS
- Utah National Park & Place Visitation Map / Gardner Policy Institute
- County and City Monthly Tax Distributions / by Utah Office of Tourism
- Note: Account for a two month lag between state collection of tourism-related taxes, and redistribution to localities. For instance, tax amounts recorded in June apply to on-time tax payments from April.
- The Road to Mighty 2016: How We Measure Success / by Utah Office of Tourism
Research Contact Information:
Rachel Stone, Business Intelligence & Research Analyst