Dean Runyon report
The report, which provides detailed estimates of statewide, regional and county travel impact, includes the following findings:
- Visitors to Oregon generated $11.3 billion in revenue for the state in 2016. This represents a 4.3 percent increase in spending in real dollars compared to the previous year and marked the seventh consecutive year of growth.
- Last year Oregon destinations hosted 28.4 million overnight visitors, with hotel room revenue throughout the state increasing by 8 percent.
- Domestic visitor air arrivals to Oregon grew 10.5 percent over the previous year.
- The travel industry added more than 4,000 new jobs in 2016, a 3.5 percent increase over the prior year, bringing total statewide travel industry jobs to 109,500.
- Secondary impacts from the re-spending of travel-generated revenues by businesses and employees were equivalent to 56,900 jobs in 2016, with earnings of $2.6 billion.
- The travel industry’s gross domestic product was $4.7 billion in 2016.
- The travel industry is one of the top three export-oriented industries in rural Oregon counties.