Indiana Hotel Economy Slowly Improving
Indiana's room occupancy and demand continue to increase in 2012.
Tourism means business in Indiana: business development and business creation. More than a quarter million Hoosiers are employed in the tourism sector, representing almost $7 billion in wages. All together, tourism businesses contribute more than $900 million annually in state taxes. The state's destination management organizations manage more than $65 million in state tourism taxes, creating almost $1 billion in economic activity in communities small and large throughout Indiana. Recognizing the impact tourism has on the hundreds of communities that dot the Indiana landscape, the AICVB is committed to supporting this industry through creating a professional environment that advocates and supports tourism development.