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Insight: Utah’s Travel and Tourism Industry: Holding Strong with Shifting Trends

By: Jennifer Leaver

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Out this week, the Gardner Institute’s Travel and Tourism Industry report shows Utah’s eighth largest industry continues to hold strong, despite shifting trends. In 2018, Utah visitors directly spent a record $9.75 billion in the Utah economy—a 6.5% increase from the previous year. This spending supported 136,000 Utah jobs and generated $1.28 billion in total tax revenue.  

Travel and Tourism–Generated Tax Revenue, 2018