Tourism Spending Grew $8.1 Million in 2018

Visitor spending in Door County was up $8.1 million last year according to a Wisconsin Department of Tourism report. The release of the state’s 2018 tourism economic-impact report coincides with National Travel and Tourism Week, May 5-11.

Door County visitors spent $366.6 million in 2018, an increase of 2.26 percent over the $358.5 million spent by visitors in 2017.

The $366.6 million in direct visitor spending supported jobs for 3,237 people and provided $81.2 million in wages for year-round and seasonal residents who work in the county’s tourism industry.

In Door County, the incremental growth in annual tourism spending over the past 10 years totals $109.5 million – a 42.59 percent increase since 2009. Door County ranked seventh among the state’s 72 counties in visitor spending last year.