Utah's diverse outdoor activities continue to be a boon to the local economy, according to data from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute cited by The Daily Herald. According to the data, 2016 marked a banner year for spending on hotel rooms and other tourism in the state.
Travelers to Utah spent a record $8.4 billion in the state in 2016 and generated an estimated $1.23 billion in total state and local tax revenue, according to a recent study completed by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute. “2016 was another banner year for Utah’s travel and tourism economy,” said Jennifer Leaver, research analyst at the Gardner Policy Institute. “Utah’s national parks experienced [...]