Welcome to the Research section of the Office of TourismOhio’s Industry Website! TourismOhio conducts research annually to best evaluate how the Ohio Tourism Industry is performing. Additionally, TourismOhio provides an opportunity for Ohio counties to get county-level research every other year.  

Economic Impact

Tourism is a major economic driver for the state and is a $40 billion industry. Ohio has seen a steady increase in visitor spending since 2009. In 2014, Ohio welcomed 200 million visitors, most of which are within a day’s drive (300-500 miles).

The tourism industries also support about 412,000 Ohio jobs (full time, part time and seasonal).


- Infographic: 2014 Economic Impact of Tourism in Ohio