TourismOhio will continue working with Tourism Economics, the U.S. Division of Oxford Economics, to conduct an annual Economic Impact of Tourism in Ohio study. As you may be aware, this study tracks Ohio visitor spending, spending by segment and more. Overall, the research provides us with the means to compare results year over year.
As in previous years, we also will be offering county-level economic impact studies to interested CVBs and Chambers of Commerce. These reports are useful when working with stakeholders as they measure sales, employment and taxes at the county level. Pricing levels will not increase, so budget for the same cost as 2013 data. We will provide additional information later this year or early next year.