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A Look at San Diego Tourism Revenue

Some locals may resent having to share our beaches with tourists every summer but there’s no denying our location is good for business.Revenue generated by tourism topped $10.8 billion in annual visitor spending in 2017, according to the San Diego Tourism Authority. Determining the Deadliest Freeway in San Diego County The regional impact was $17.9 billion in 2017, the organization said.The amount of revenue generated by the county through Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) was $289 million, according to the annual report. ‘Bloom’ of Bioluminescence Lights Up San Diego Beaches Tourism is responsible for 194,000 leisure and hospitality jobs in San Diego County.Officials add that San Diego is a top 5 travel destination for Americans and the 11th most visited city by overseas travelers. 1 San Diego Brunch Spot Named as One of Best in the U.S. The agency, funded primarily by the San Diego Tourism Marketing District, spent $17.8 million on advertising in FY2017 with most of the ad revenue spent on digital marketing. See the annual report here.Photo Credit: Jim Grant
Source: NBC San Diego

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