Delaware Tourism Grows Despite Economic Challenges

November 14th, 2012 |

Delaware welcomed 7.2 million visitors (person-trips) in 2011, up 1.1% over 2010 according to a study recently conducted by Rockport Analytics.  Leisure visitation was up 1.6% year-over-year while business volume fell 1.2%.  Visitor spending in the state totaled $3.8 billion, up 3.6% over 2011. However, spending on tourism construction and investment (both public and private) declined dramatically, falling -6.7%.  In total, Delaware’s Travel and Tourism industry generated $2.7 billion in Gross State Product (GSP), supported 46,000 jobs and contributed $731 million in federal, state and local tax revenues in 2011.  Learn more.