More tourists visiting Indiana, new study shows
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch released a new study on Friday in partnership with the Indiana Office of Tourism Development showing an increase in tourist frequency and spending in Indiana during 2017.
The study shows that tourism has a growing impact on Indiana’s economy.
Indiana’s tourism industry set a record of $12.7 billion in visitor spending last year.
According to the study, the number of visitors to Indiana destinations increased to 80 million, up from 79 million in 2016.
Visitors spent $12.2 billion in Indiana throughout 2016, which increased to $12.7 billion in 2017.
Total economic impact of tourism increased from $8.6 billion in 2017 to about $9 billion in 2017.
The study was conducted by Rockport Analytics, an independent market research and consulting company.