“This report illustrates the economic benefit Indiana derives from tourism and is the first such report in some time,” said Mark Newman, IOTD’s executive director. “It serves as a necessary benchmark to begin measuring the growth or decline of tourism as an economic driver for the state on a more regular basis.”
Tourism is defined as an overnight stay or a trip greater than 50 miles each way that is not part of an individual’s normal routine.
“Our research shows Indiana earns a significant positive return from a minimal investment in the tourism industry. The data demonstrates that Indiana has the potential to develop even greater economic development returns through a robust tourism economy,” said McGill.
Tipton forum to feature mayor
The Tipton County Chamber of Commerce will host a luncheon forum from noon to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Tipton County Foundation featuring guest speaker Tipton Mayor Don Havens.
For more information call the chamber director, Vicky Warner, at 765-675-7533.