Massachusetts Statistics

Overview Statistics

Economic Impact of Tourism

Room Occupancy Tax Collections

MOTT TravelStats Newsletter Archive

Travel Industry Report

Useful Research Links

 

Overview Statistics

Economic Impact of Travelers on Massachusetts (CY2012):

  • Direct spending: $17.7 billion (Domestic $15.4 billion, International $2.3 billion)
  • State & local taxes: $1.1 billion
  • Jobs supported: 126,500
  • Wages paid: $3.7 billion
  • 20.7 Million Domestic Visitors
  • 2.1 Million International Visitors

Economic Impact of Tourism

Economic-impact analysis estimates the scope of the travel industry in the state’s economy. Measuring the economic impact of this industry is complex for two reasons. First, the travel industry is highly disaggregated, as a number of industries provide goods and services to travelers. Second, industries serving travelers also serve residents and non-travel related businesses. MOTT’s economic-impact study estimates the impact of traveler expenditures across many industries. The study also isolates travel-generated impacts from impacts driven by travelers and the industry that serves them. For purposes of these reports a traveler is defined as a person who travels 50 or more miles one way to a destination or who stays overnight.

Room Occupancy Tax Collections

Note: The Commonwealth’s fiscal year begins on July 1 of the previous year and ends on June 30 of the current year. For more information, please visit the Massachusetts Department of Revenue

TravelStats Newsletter Archive

NOTE: Archived e-mail newsletters are all in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.

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Massachusetts Travel Industry Annual Report

The annual report contains the following information:

  • Economic Impact
  • Room Occupancy Taxes
  • Spending by Industry Sector
  • Visitor Volume
  • Domestic Visitor Economic Impact
  • Domestic Visitor Origin
  • Domestic Visitor Behavior
  • MOTT Mission
  • Fiscal Year Domestic Marketing Programs
  • Brand Campaign
  • Seasonal Lodging Promotions
  • Group Tour
  • MassVacation.com
  • Customer Relationship Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Regional Tourist Council Grant Program

Useful Research Links

A select list of web resources to help you better measure travel and tourism and their role in the broader Massachusetts economy: