Informing critical decisions...

Policies and investments require solid economic analysis of opportunity, costs, and benefits

Government policies can have a dramatic effect on the visitor economy. Tourism Economics assesses policies and funding decisions drawing from vast experience and international best practices. Our approach is decidedly empirical, evaluating the opportunity, costs, and benefits of specific policy options or market investments.

Among the questions we help answer are:

  • What is the optimal allocation of marketing investments?
  • What is the market size for a new attraction?
  • How will increasing entry restrictions affect tourism?
  • What are the economic benefits and costs of legalized gaming?
  • How will an increased bed tax impact visitor demand and the economy?
  • What will happen if we raise or lower our tourism marketing spending?