Advocate for economic policies, destination marketing funding, or development incentives based on quantitative analysis
Tourism Economics operates with a singular objective: combine an understanding of the tourism sector with proven economic tools to answer the most important questions facing our clients.
An evaluation of our US lodging industry performance to assess accuracy found that the STR and Tourism Economics (STR/TE) forecasts were the most accurate among the three widely-referenced … more
We recently revisited our 2015 forecasts for US lodging industry performance to assess accuracy relative to actual results. The results were favorable. At the start of 2015, STR and Tourism … more
From 1976 to 2000, American workers used 20.3 days of vacation each year. Since then, the number has dropped precipitously, with American workers reporting just 16.0 days used in 2013—almost … more
Global City Travel provides detailed and comparable inbound and outbound travel data for 300 cities around the world, which represent more than 80% of global air travel. This extensive databank … more
The importance of destination promotion to the visitor economy is well-recognized, but destination promotion also acts as a catalyst of economic development in a broader sense. Oxford … more