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Tourism economy is thriving in Niagara County, reaching $831 million in 2021

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Mon, Sep 12th 2022 11:45 am

Submitted by Destination Niagara USA

In August, New York state released a tourism economics research study for 2021, detailing the economic impact of tourism across the state. The study revealed the total traveler spend in Niagara County in 2021 reached $831 million, which is an increase of 109.3% relative to 2019. Traveler spend was heavily impacted in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but tourism spending surpassed prepandemic levels in 2021.

Other key highlights from the 2021 report include:

√ $52 million was collected in local taxes (a 24.9% increase over 2020).

√ The tourism industry generates 13.2% of Niagara County’s labor income.

√ Were it not for tourism generated state and local taxes, Niagara County residents would pay an additional $1,007 to maintain the same level of government revenue.

Destination Niagara USA President and CEO John…

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