News & Resources for the Indiana Tourism Industry

Key Travel Indicators

Industry Barometer

Fall has begun, and although we may have a few more warm days in the year, the harvest season is upon us. Tourism indicators remain strong for the remainder of the year. Hotel and airport performance continues strong and industry confidence remains positive for the remainder of the year. 

Fall is a great time to get out and about in Indiana. For me, Corn mazes, apple-picking and harvest festivals are all highlights of the year. I encourage you to take time to get out and enjoy this great state in the coming months. 

Safe travels!

Dr. Jonathon Day
Purdue Hospitality and Tourism Research Center

Industry Sentiment As of Summer 2019 (July-August)

  • Right Now

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  • Next Quarter

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  • Upcoming 12 Months

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Economic Indicators

INDIANA LEADING
ECONOMIC INDICATORS

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July 2019
1.04

GAS PRICES
(Avg. price per gallon)

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August 2018 $2.81

August ​2019 $2.60

-7.0% Decrease

Industry Sectors

HOTELS

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Occupancy Rate

August 2018: 68.1%

August 2019: 67.2%

-0.9% DECREASE

Revenue per Available Room (RevPAR)

August 2018: $70.74

August 2019: $69.07

-2.4% DECREASE

AIR TRAFFIC

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Domestic Passengers

July 2018: 854,399

July 2019: 870,566

1.9% INCREASE

International Passengers

July 2018: 20,978

July 2019: 22,113

5.4% INCREASE

Market Intelligence and Insights

A selection of recent marketing intelligence from around the industry…

US Travel’s Travel Trends Index predicts continued growth through the remainder of the year. For the July report – click here

Reinforcing evidence of an emerging trend, new research shows younger consumers are more spontaneous and less bothered by price. For details, click here

American’s seeking culturally immersive experiences, another important trend in the market, was reinforced with new research this month. For details, click here

Facebook remains an important marketing tool for most tourism businesses so keeping in front of best practices in Facebook marketing is important. For information on Facebook marketing, click here and here

Sources

Data collected by Purdue Tourism & Hospitality Research Center

About the Data

This information is compiled from several sources.

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