The annual Economic Impact of Pennsylvania’s Travel and Tourism Industry report provides state, regional, and county level estimates that demonstrate the vital importance of the travel industry to Pennsylvania’s economy, The report provides estimates of visitor spending, employment and earnings derived from traveler spending, the contribution of the travel industry to the Pennsylvania’s gross state product, and tax receipts derived from traveler spending.
The Pennsylvania Tourism Office chose a new vendor (Tourism Economics) to produce the economic impact of travel and tourism report starting with the 2009 calendar year data. With the change in vendors, the tourism office changed the methodology used in generating the estimates from a standard input/output model to the tourism satellite account model -- a methodology now being used by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis, several states, and many nations.
Annual Economic Impact Reports
Annual Traveler Profiles