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Cayuga County is not just a great place to live and build a business, it’s also a great place to visit. Scenic landscapes and a variety recreational and cultural activities in the county and region attract thousands of tourists each year. This makes for a healthy tourism industry that supports over 1,000 jobs and brings in tens of millions of dollars each year with yet more opportunity for growth.

In depth statistics about the industry can be found in a 2010 Travel Market Research Study conducted by Young Strategies, Inc. However, here are some highlights offered by the Cayuga County Office of Tourism:

Tourism Direct Sales (millions)
2009 2010 2011 2012
Total $88.46 $79.22 $83.58 $91.70
Lodging $24.25 $22.22 $23.37 $26.78
Recreation $3.67 $3.00 $3.05 $3.11
Food & Beverage $20.39 $17.73 $18.50 $19.07
Retail & Service Stations $17.61 $13.40 $14.71 $17.12
Transportation $8.72 $9.11 $9.37 $10.02
Second Homes $13.82 $13.75 $14.59 $15.60

 

Tourism Employment
2009 2010 2011 2012
Direct Employment 1,329 1,207 1,254 1,252
Total (direct, indirect, induced) 1,923 1,746 1,817 1,800

 

Tourism-Generated Taxes (millions)
2009 2010 2011 2012
Local $5.7 $5.21 $5.36 $6.34
State $5.5 $5.34 $5.18 $5.03
Total $11.2 $10.55 $10.54 $11.37

 

Annual Overall Lodging Market Segmentation
All Hotel/Motel B&B/Inns
Individual Leisure 41.20% 31.70% 83.20%
Individual Business 33.20% 39.70% 4.80%
Conference/Meeting/Group 23.20% 25.80% 11.90%
Other 2.40% 2.80% 0.10%

For more information about tourism in Cayuga County, visit www.tourcayuga.com or read the Office of Tourism’s most recent Annual Report.