NewsLocal News


Report: Visitors spent $13.7 billion in Wisconsin last year

Posted at 4:24 PM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-04 17:24:22-04

A new report from the state Department of Tourism shows visitors spent $13.7 billion in Wisconsin last year, up 2.6% from 2018 and marking ten straight years of spending growth in the sector.

The report defines visitors as Wisconsin residents who visit other communities in the state and people from out-of-state.

They spent $3.7 billion on lodging, $3.5 billion on food, $2.7 billion on retail goods and $1.9 billion on recreation.

Their spending directly supported 144,657 jobs and they generated $1.6 billion in state and local taxes.

Report a typo or error // Submit a news tip