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Tourism Economic Impact

Tourism in Ohio was down 20% in 2020 as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. The industry has begun to recover and Ohio is working to get back to the record-setting visitation and spending achievements of 2019. Click here to view 2020 economic impact data card.

$38
billion

Visitor Spending

201
million

Statewide Tourism Visits

34
million

OVERNIGHT Visits

378
thousand

Jobs

$327
avg.per person

Spent Per Overnight Trip


Five Ways TourismOhio Can Help You Grow

Supporting You is Our Mission

01

Promote Your Event or Destination

  • Create a free listing by visiting the 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 Jesse Dotson with questions

02

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

03

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

04

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

05

Boost Your Social Presence

  • Follow us and tag us in your social media posts
  • Use the #OhioFindItHere hashtag in your social media posts
  • Email tourismohio@development.ohio.gov 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: