Growth Moderates But Continues For Arkansas’ Tourism Industry In 2017

Jobs, city hospitality revenue and the state’s 2% tourism tax all showed gains in 2017, even up against tough comparisons with healthy gains in 2016, according to the Arkansas Tourism Ticker. The only surprise was a dip in tourism industry jobs in central Arkansas.

Collections of Arkansas’ 2% tourism set a record of $15.897 million in 2017, and also marked the eighth consecutive year of revenue growth.

The Arkansas Tourism Ticker is managed by Talk Business & Politics, and sponsored by the Arkansas Hospitality Association. The ticker uses the following three measurements to review the health of the state’s tourism industry.   MORE

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