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Impact of Tourism

Facts & Figures

National Tourism Week celebrates the importance of tourism as an industry throughout the United States. Learn more at www.ustravel.org

Travel workers have helped shape travel to be one of America’s strongest industries.
• Travel generates $2.1 trillion for the U.S. economy.
• Direct travel spending in the U.S. totaled $947.1 billion by domestic and international
travelers in 2015.
• International travel spending directly supported about 1.1 million U.S. jobs and $28.4 billion in wages.

2016 was a record-breaking year for tourism in Louisiana. The state welcomed a record high 46.7 million visitors in 2016, representing an increase of 2.57 percent over the 45.1 million visitors reported in 2015. Those visitors spent $16.8 billion, or an average of $360 per person. The travel and tourism industry generated $1.04 billion in state tax revenue, an increase of 23.4 percent over the $843 million generated in 2015.

For Calcasieu Parish, that is $411.43 million dollars added to the local economy. 

Impact of Tourism 2016 Stats


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