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Tourism Economic Impact Report for Dauphin County, PA (2018)

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2018 Tourism Economics Report for the Hershey & Harrisburg Region in Dauphin County, PA.

This is the most current tourism economic impact data available from the PA Tourism Office for 2018, released by Tourism Economics, An Oxford Company in early 2020.

Visitor Spending by County in PA 2018 (Billions) 

  1. Philadelphia County: $6.66 Billion                      
  2. Allegheny County (Pittsburgh): $6.38 Billion                                                    
  3. Dauphin County (Hershey & Harrisburg)$2.48 Billion
  4. Monroe County (Pocono Mountains): $2.35 Billion          
  5. Lancaster County: $2.20 Billion          

Spending in Dauphin County by Category (Millions)        

  1. Transportation: $615 Million                                                   
  2. Recreation: $588 Million                                  
  3. Food and Beverage: $495 Million                                    
  4. Lodging: $411 Million      
  5. Retail: $368 Million                      

Employment Created by Tourism in Dauphin County

Jobs: 19,382 (6% increase since 2008.)
Income: $700 Million

Tax Revenue Generated by Tourism in Dauphin County

State and Local: $154 Million
Federal: $144 Million

Visitor Spending in Dauphin County - 8 Year Trend (Billions)

Represents a 23% Increase in Visitor Spending from 2010 to 2018.

Visitor Spending 8-Year Trend Chart 2008-2018

Media Contact:
Rick Dunlap, APR
Director of Public Relations
Visit Hershey & Harrisburg
Rick@HersheyHarrisburg.org
717.231.7788

Author: Visit Hershey & Harrisburg

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