Economic Impact

$2.88 billion of direct spending by visitors
$2.88 billion of direct spending by visitors

2017 Tourism Benchmark Study

The impact of tourism on Vermont’s economy is significant. In 2017, tourism brought in more than $2.8 billion up from $2.6 billion in 2015. Check out the summary and the full 2017 benchmark study below for more insight on visitation, the winter season, second homes, and the impact of tourism on southern Vermont.

2017 Benchmark Report Highlights from Sugarbush Resort

​Watch Governor Phil Scott, Sugarbush Resort’s Chairman and CEO, Win Smith, and Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing Commissioner Wendy Knight announce the 2017 Benchmark Study results. Learn about Vermont’s total number of out-of-state visitors and the impact visitor spending has on the state’s economy and Vermont tax payers.

Economic Impact of Biking and Walking

This 2012 video, developed through the study on the Economic Impacts of Walking and Biking, reflects many layers of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development's efforts — branding, economic development, community planning, and tourism.

Download the full report (PDF).

Meals, Rooms and Alcohol (MRA) Sales Statistics

The Vermont Tax Department site has a statewide, county and town taxable receipts data reported monthly, quarterly and by both calendar and fiscal year.

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Wendy Knight, Commissioner

One National Life Drive
Deane C. Davis Building, 6th Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-0501

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