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Tourism Economic Impact

Tourism in Ohio isn’t just big fun; it’s also big business. Take a look at these key figures from the TourismOhio 2017 Tourism Economic Impact study:

$46
billion
Visitor Spending
222
million
Statewide Tourism Visits
429
thousand
Jobs created
$369
avg. per person
spent per overnight trip

Data sourced from Tourism Economics. TourismOhio reports tourism industry values using direct and indirect impacts.

Five Ways TourismOhio Can Help You Grow

Supporting You is Our Mission

Promote Your Event or Destination

  • Create a free listing by visiting www.ohio.org/industry/database
  • These free listings are included on ohio.org and within TourismOhio’s printed publications – the Ohio Travel Guide and the Calendar of Events
  • Email Website Manager Jon Dymock with questions

Join Our Co-Op and Double Your Advertising Funds

  • The TourismOhio Co-Op Advertising Program offers matching funds to any organization promoting tourism in Ohio
  • Any single organization can request up to $25,000 in matching funds
  • Email Marketing Manager Lauren Seckel with questions

Get the Word Out

  • Let us know about new and exciting things at your destination!
  • Email Communications Manager Juliana Khusid to keep us in the loop

Stay in the Know

  • Click Here to subscribe to BuckeyeLine, our monthly industry e-newsletter
  • BuckeyeLine includes industry updates, important deadlines, marketing information and more

Boost Your Social Presence

  • Follow us and tag us in your social media posts
  • Use the #OhioFindItHere hashtag in your social media posts
  • Contact Social Media Coordinator Paola Santiago about new or exciting things in your area or at your destination. Share your high-resolution photos that can be used on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Industry Quick Links

Check out these additional resources for participating in TourismOhio’s industry outreach efforts:

Advertising Co-Op Program

Advertising Co-Op Program

Participating in the co-op program is a great way to grow your advertising budget for FREE!

Publications

Publications

Learn more about our annual Ohio Travel Guide, our bi-annual Calendar of Events and how you can get listed!

Press Trips

Press Trips

Become part of promoting the state’s tourism industry to the entire world! Be part of one of our press trips!

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