Industry Impact

Why is it important to promote tourism? Tourism provides a solid economic benefit to our local economy. A healthy tourism industry has a positive economic impact that pays dividends in ways we don't always realize.

Tourism is Big Business

In 2021, tourism in Clark County continued to be an economic driver. In Clark County, the tourism industry fueled more than:

  • $516 million in total direct visitor spending;
  • 6,700 tourism related jobs; and,
  • $82 million in state & local tax receipts.

In 2021, average hotel occupancy in Clark County was 66.9% with more than $1 million collected in Lodging Tax and an ADR (Average Daily Rate) of $109.40. For a national perspective on tourism, visit U.S. Travel's website to view a highlight of country-wide travel impacts.

Infographic about the economic impacts of tourism throughout Clark County and the state of Washington

Information contained on this page is considered Destination Reports, owned by Visit Vancouver WA. Reproduction or distribution of these Reports, in whole or in part, without written permission of Tourism Economics and Visit Vancouver WA are subject to legal action.  





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