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Travel and tourism helps Cleveland grow. Initially, business and leisure visitors infuse money into the economy as they stay in hotels, eat in restaurants, and shop local retail. In the long term, research shows that those who move to a new city likely had a favorable experience visiting that city in the past.
In short, more visitors = a better Cleveland economy. From 2011-2019, Cleveland's tourism growth annually outpaced that of U.S. domestic tourism. While the global pandemic has devastated the industry, Cleveland is poised to rebuild its travel and tourism industry to meet and ultimately exceed pre-pandemic success.
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In 2019, Cleveland welcomed 19.6 million visitors — a 2.1% increase over 2018 and an impressive 31.5% surge since 2011.
The economic impact of travel and tourism in 2019 grew by 3.2% over 2018. Meanwhile, Cuyahoga County visitors generated $6.4 billion in direct business sales, an increase of 3.3% over the prior year.
Cuyahoga County’s nearly 70,000 travel and tourism industry employees took home more than $2.8 billion in employment income, a 1.7% increase over 2018 and 57% increase since 2011.
In 2018, $1.24 billion in taxes were generated by the travel and tourism industry, a 3.3% increase over 2018. This means that the travel and tourism industry saved Cuyahoga County households an average of nearly $1,150 in yearly taxes.