10/14/2019

Bay Area booms as tourism roars and billions are invested locally

Travelers in the Bay Area spent more than $33 billion in 2015, which supported 248,300 jobs for residents and provided $2.8 billion in state and local tax revenue, according to Visit California’s annual economic impact report. The Bay Area was the largest regional contributor to a statewide tourism economy that topped $122 billion, sustained 1,064,000 jobs and generated $9.9 billion in state and local tax revenue – all record figures. 

Travelers to the Bay Area spent more than $33 billion in 2015 and accounted for $2.8 billion in state and local tax revenue, a new report from Visit California said Monday. The region continued to be the single biggest contributor to a statewide tourism economy that topped $122 billion last year.

It was the a sixth consecutive year of growth for the tourism industry both in the Bay Area and statewide, as tourists from all over the world flocked to see what the state and metro region have to offer. (Check out our infographic above for how those numbers applied locally.)

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