Each year Omaha hosts nearly 12 million visitors (a 4% increase from 2012). 5.2 million stayed overnight, while 6.7 million made a day of it.
With so much to see and do in Omaha, the total amount of visitor spending shouldn't surprise anyone. $742 million by overnight visitors and another $394 million by day visitors. All in all, this is an increase of 11% over 2012.
How the Visitor Dollar is Spent
Here's how visitors spent their money at a glance. The positive economic impact of Omaha tourism can be felt throughout the city.
From wait staff to small business owners to city services, tourism means jobs. In fact, Omaha tourism is our 9th largest private sector employer. One in seventeen jobs is supported by visitor spending.
Tourism and Local Residents
Taxes generated by tourism spending helps save each Omaha household $682 in taxes each year. The tax revenues generated by tourism-related spending represents a primary source that helps fund city services including maintenance, upgrades and first responders.
Tourism Tax Revenue
Each year, tourists generates 250 million dollars of tax revenue. Here's the breakdown: $107 million in federal, $71.7 million in state, add $70.6 million in local taxes. In total, that's an 8% increase from 2012.