Tourism Counts

The Visitor Economy Drives Vitality in the Cincinnati Region

The most recent study of the economic impact of tourism in the Cincy region was completed for 2017.  It found that more than 26 million people visited the ten county region and spent $5 billion collectively, according the report, completed by Tourism Economics. 

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  • The Cincinnati region hosted 26.6 million visitors in 2017.
  • Visitors spent $5.3 billion in the region, driven by spending on food and beverage, retail and lodging, up 4 percent over 2016.
  • More than 80,000 jobs are sustained by the travel and tourism industry in the region.
  • Tourism generates $2.7 billion in income, a 5.1 percent increase in total salaries produced by industry-related jobs.
  • Tax revenues generated $1.2 billion in tax revenue is generated offsetting the average household tax burden by $653 per year.