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|The VISIT FLORIDA research department studies global consumer trends and travel patterns to learn more about Florida's visitors and their preferences. This link takes you to key statistics on Florida travel from the annual Visitor Study.|
Local tourism research and data provide valuable insight needed to help you make the best marketing decisions possible.
View monthly and annual visitor profile reports, and review the results of the comprehensive 2007 Attitude & Usage Study Summary. A 20-year recap report provides a long-term view of the local tourism industry climate.
This section also gives a numerical picture of tourism's powerful impact on the area, and includes information on how local bed tax funds are allocated.
|Provides data collection related to economic impact, competitive market analysis, interpretation of national and regional research studies, and special reports on unique situations affecting tourism in the Daytona Beach area. This important data helps to steer and measure marketing campaigns to ensure that the desired results and objectives are met.|
Before marketing comes research. After all, having a clear picture of industry trends, profiles, and economic data gives you the foundation for understanding who your target markets are, what they want, and how to market to them.
Experience Kissimmee is continually conducting research and gathering information that helps us plan and develop our programs and campaigns. We make this research available to our industry partners to help them do the same.
Visit Orlando's Official Research provides the most up-to-date market information and insights into Orlando's tourism industry.
Available information includes visitor volume, visitor profiles, trip characteristics, hotel industry performance, convention center attendance, and other key measures of tourism in the Greater Orlando area.
|Destination Profile, Annual Visitor Report, Monthly Visitor Report|
|Links to the 2012 Value of Tourism. Within this document you will find tourism research including the number of visitors to Hillsborough County in 2012, the economic and employment impacts of the Visitor Industry, visitor travel origins, length of stay, spending habits and more.|
- Glossary of Terms & Acronyms (Compiled from private & public tourism organizations)
Useful Research Links
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|Georgia Department of Economic Development||This page provides a comprehensive look at the latest facts and figures as they relate to tourism in Georgia. Just about everything you would want to know about the industry and how the business is measured can be found on this page.|
|Georgia Institute of Technology, Enterprise Innovation Institute||Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI²) is Georgia Tech’s primary business outreach organization. The core mission of EI² is to help your enterprise improve its competitiveness and positively impact the economy.|
|Georgia Southern University Bureau of Business Research and Economic Development||BBRED conducts applied research on community and business development in Statesboro and the 58-county region of southeast Georgia.|
- Louisiana Office of Tourism Research Section
- Louisiana Dept. of Culture, Recreation and Tourism Archive Document
- Maryland Tourism News And Reports
- Reports and Statistics
- Tourism and Economic Development Taxes (City and County Special Levies)
- 2012 Key Indicators
- 2012 Travel and Tourism Economic Contribution Report for Mississippi
- 2013 Travel and Tourism Economic Contribution Report for Mississippi
- 2013 Key Indicators
- Mississippi Travel and Tourism Glossery /Terms
- Mississippi Communities Special Room Restaurant Tax Percentage
- Economic Contribution Report for 2015
- FY2015 Capital River Region Stats
- FY2015 Coastal Region Stats
- FY2015 Delta Region Stats
- FY2015 Hills Region Stats
- FY2015 Pines Region Stats
- FY2015 Travel and Tourism Key Indicators
- FY2015 VISIT MISSISSIPPI GLOSSARY
- North Carolina Division of Tourism
- East Carolina University, Center for Sustainable Tourism
- East Carolina University, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies
- North Carolina Central University Hospitality and Tourism Administration
- Randall Travel Marketing
- University of North Carolina Greensboro, Recreation, Tourism, and Hospitality Management
- Western Carolina University Hospitality and Tourism
- South Carolina Dept. of Parks, Recreation and Tourism
- Clemson International Institute for Tourism Research & Development
- Coastal Carolina Center for Economic Development
- College of Charleston, Office of Tourism Analysis
- Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB
- University of South Carolina, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Travel & Tourism Industry Center
- University of South Carolina, SC Center of Economic Excellence in Tourism and Economic Development
- University of South Carolina, International Tourism Research Institute
- Lowcountry and Resort Islands Tourism Institute at the University of South Carolina Beaufort
- Tennessee Dept. of Tourism
- Memphis CVB
- Nashville CVB
- Wilson County CVB
- University of Tennessee Tourism Institute
- Virginia Tourism Corp.
- Virginia Tech
- Virginia Commonwealth University
- West Virginia Div. of Tourism
- Greenbrier County CVB
- Impact of School Start Dates
- MPI's Future Watch 2009
- 2008 Tourism Satellite Account: Recommended Methodological Framework
- Journal of Travel Research (May 2008)
2013 Papers and Presentations (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Hotel Industry Overview. Brittany Baldwin. STR Global
Motivation Factors for NC Brewery Visitors. Jennifer Francioni Kraftchick, Carolina Brewery Beer, Erick T Byrd, Bonnie Canzini, and Nancy J. Gladwell, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Chinese Perceptions of North Carolina as a Travel Destination. Linghan Zhu, Jerrie Hsieh, and Stuart J. Schleien, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
How do Time Spent at Destination and Interaction with Residents Factor into Visitors’ Emotional Solidarity with Such Individuals? Implications for Return Visitation. Kyle M. Woosnam and Kayode D. Aleshinloye, Texas A&M University
Adding Value to South Carolina Charter Fishing Services: Perspectives of Charter Boat Captains. Jarrett R. Bachman, Laura W. Jodice, William E. Hammitt, Clemson University and Chi-Ok Oh, Michigan State University.
Impacts of Increased Restaurant Taxes on Restaurant Demand: Implications for Managers, Policy Makers, and Lobbyists. Junghee (Michelle) Han and Jason R. Swanson, University of Kentucky
The Use of Social Media and Local Festivals: A Case of Local Festivals in Hilton Head Area. John Salazar, University of South Carolina-Beaufort , Brandon Cosley, Young-joo Ahn, Sunju Kim, Janet-Marie Gunnels, and Robert Brookover, Clemson University
Understanding Local Residents’ Online Helping Behavior From A Dual Social Identity Perspective. Bingjie Liu, University of Florida and William C. Norman, Clemson University.
Virtual Heritage Experiences: Towards A Typology. Bingjie Liu and Holly Donohoe, University of Florida
Data Visualization. Scott Warren, RRC Associates
Data Visualization. Brian London, London Tourism Publications
STS/SETTRA State of the Region (Full Presentation). Tom Van Hyning, Research Program Manager, Mississippi Development Authority Tourism Division(here), Eric Johnson, Research Analysis Director, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (here), Cheryl Schutz, Vice President, Account Services, DK Shifflet & Associates (here), Dr. Steve Morse, University of Tennessee-Knoxville (here) and Joanne Hinson,Director of Tourism Research and Information Services, Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism (here).
2012 Papers and Presentations (Tunica, Miss.)
- What's the value of nature tourism in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas? Kyle M. Woosnam, Seonhee An, Kayode D. Aleshinloye, Rebekka M. Dudensing, and Dan Hanselka. Texas A&M University
- Nature-based tourism, natural resources, and destination competitiveness: The potential for a sustainable symbiotic relationship. B. Bynum Boley. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
- Estimating Direct Spending by "New" Tourists. L. Taylor Damonte, John G. Marcis, and Thomas Rella. Coastal Carolina University
- Mississippi 2010 Hotel/Motel and B & B Personal and Real Property Taxes Paid in 2011 by 31 Participating Counties. Tom E. Van Hyning. Mississippi Development Authority / Tourism Division
- Economic impact of festivals, events and attractions on a destination – Dr. Richard Irwin, associate dean, University College & Director, Bureau of Sport Commerce, University of Memphis. Dr. Godwin-Charles Ogbeide, M.B.A, Ph.D., assistant professor, University of Arkansas; Renee Areng, sales and marketing, Visit Baton Rouge.
2011 Papers and Presentations (Destin, Fla.)
- Anthony Dixon, Troy University - Economic Significance of College Football as a Tourism Attraction
- Kakyom Kim, Johnson & Wales University and Michael Applegate, Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority - Understanding the Roles of a Sports Event and Destination Competitiveness Factors in Predicting Satisfaction and Future Intentions
- Holly Spencer, Florida State University - The Impact of the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico on the State of Florida’s Hotel Industry
- Derek H. Alderman, East Carolina University - Socially Responsible Marketing and the Visibility of African Americans in State Travel Guide Photographs: A Look at the Carolinas.
- Nancy M. Hritz, University of North Carolina Wilmington - The Generation Y Wellness Traveler: Marketing Implications
- Wagner, Jade and Donohoe, Holly, University of Florida - What Have we Learned in St. Augustine, Florida? An Assessment and Recommendations for Hertiage Tourism
- B. Bynum Boley, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Geotravelers as Marketable Segments
- David A. Cardenas and Erick T. Byrd, University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Motivational Differences Between Domestic/International Visitors to a Rural Region
- Duane Vinson, STR - State of the Southeast Lodging Sector
- Melody Alijani, Louisiana Office of Tourism - Oil Spill 2010: What were the lessons?
- Collette Boehm, Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (Ala.) - Oil Spill 2010: What were the lessons?
- Rick Harper, University of West Florida - Oil Spill 2010: What were the lessons?
- Brian Richard, University of Southern Mississippi - Oil Spill 2010: What were the lessons?
- Gina H. Sheridan, Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority - Smartphones and DMOs
- Daryl Cronk, Visit Orlando - Smartphones and DMOs
- Mike Gamble, SearchWide - Hiring an Efficient Staff
2010 Papers and Presentations (Nashville, Tenn.)
- Anthony Dixon, Mashall University - Economic Significance of College Baseball as a Tourism Attraction
- Byunggook Kim, Eastern Illinois University - A Conceptual Framework for Heritage Tourism
- Jill Naar, Whitney Knollenberg, East Carolina University - A Comparison of Baby Boomers and the Silent Generation
- Kyle Woosnam, Texas A&M University - The Influence of Hurricane Ike on Visitors' Decisions to Visit Galveston, Texas
- Jennifer Beedle, Erick Byrd, UNC Greensboro - Repeat Visitation and Visitor Spending at Events: Hogs and Muscle Cars
- Kelly Miller, Asheville CVB - Tourism Funding
- Janice Marshall, Macon CVB - Tourism Funding
- Susan Whitaker, Tennessee Dept. of Tourist Development - Sustainable Tourism
2009 Papers and Presentations (Montgomery, Ala.)
- Tinelle D. Bustam and Natalia Buta - What Good is Ecotourism Certification?
- Patrick J. Holladay - A Comparative Study of Local Perceptions of Ecotourism
- Stephen C. Morse, Ph.D. - Measuring Substitution Effects of Tourist Spending Among Restaurant Sales and Grocery Store Sales: Case Study in Sevier Co. Tenn.
- Thomas E. Van Hyning - Mississippi Lodging Indicators: FY 2004 – FY 2008
- Lauren Duffy - Preparation for and Participation in Sustainable Tourism Practices
- Kakyom Kim and Michael Applegate - Effects of Residency and Entertainment Events on Quality, Satisfaction and Future Intentions: A Regional Visitor Survey in North Carolina
- Kyle Woosnam - "They are people just like us:" Examining the constructs of Durkheim's emotional solidarity framework among residents of Beaufort County, S.C.
- Jeffrey Eslinger - The Power of Promotion in a Challenging Economical Climate: Will it keep them coming?
- Suzanne Cook, Ph.D. - U.S. Travel Outlook 2009... Look Out
2008 Papers and Presentations (Asheville, N.C.)
- Sarah Banks, Ph.D. - Perceptions & Tourism
- Stacy Tomas, Ph.D. - Vacationscapes
- Marla Tambellini - Asheville CVB & Research
- Duane Vinson - Hotel Forecast
- Steve Morse, Ph.D. - Tax Rebates Boosting Travel & Tourism Sales?
- The Economic Significance of the Smoky Mountain Winterfest Festival on Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 1990 – 2007. Steve Morse, Ph.D. and Chad Church, University of Tennessee.
- Using Public Relations Segmentation for Audience Analysis: Differentiating Travel Behaviors Among Generational Cohorts. Dr. Lisa Fall, APR, University of Tennessee.
- Motivations of Sport Tourists: A study of Masters Swimmers at a Short Course Championship Event. Nancy M. Hritz, University of North Carolina Wilmington and William D. Ramos, Indiana University – Bloomington
- Resident Understanding of Sustainable Tourism in Their Community. Lauren Duffy, David Cardenas, PhD and Erick Byrd, PhD, the University of North Carolina Greensboro.
- Economic Blueprints and Marketing Intelligence: A Composite. Thomas E. Van Hyning, Mississippi Development Authority/Tourism Division and Brian R. London, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches VCB
- The Average Man’s Paradise; A Closer Look at the Jekyll Island Redevelopment Debate. Dr. Melissa S. Weddell and Dr. James Bigley, Georgia Southern University
- Sustainable Tour Operator: The Case of Chinese New Year (CHNY) in Jamacia. Libre Brousseau, MS, DeepBlueRipple International Inc.and Erick T Byrd, PhD., the University of North Carolina Greensboro.
- Sustainable Tourism Development From the Ground Up: The Case of Ayampe, Ecuador. David A. Cardenas, PhD. and Carolina Quintero the University of North Carolina Greensboro.
2007 Papers and Presentations (Biloxi, Miss.)
- Segmenting Sport Tourists - Dixon
- A Case Study of Destination Marketing in Hong Kong - Sang Won Jung
- Crisis Recovery Marketing: The case of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina - Chacko
- Demand for tourism in a transitioning rural South Carolina area: The case of Union County, South Carolina - Woosnam
- FY 2006 Mississippi Tourism Employment- Van Hyning
- The Relationships Among Store Image, Perceived Value, Customer Satisfaction, and Behavioral Intentions in the Fast-Casual Restaurant Industry - Kisang Ryu
- Spending habits of golf travelers; Implications for resort management - Krohn
- Stakeholder Understanding of Sustainable Tourism Development - Byrd
2006 Papers and Presentations (Sarasota, Fla.)
- 2006 Tourism Research Symposium & Annual Meeting
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