News & Resources for the Indiana Tourism Industry

Key Travel Indicators

Industry Barometer

The impact the coronavirus shutdown on the tourism and hospitality industry across the globe has been unprecedented. United States air travelers are down by 95% according to TSA figures and hotel occupancy dropped 59% in March, the first month of the shutdown. While Indiana’s occupancy rate for March was not as bad as the country as a whole, March and April were brutal for most tourism and hospitality businesses. Of course, this is not news and my thoughts and prayers are with every tourism and hospitality business in these difficult days.

Our industry is rallying together, and there are many resources available for businesses planning for the future, as they ride out these difficult days.  A great place to start is the IOTD Covid-19 Resource page. In the meantime, as we await the governor’s recommendations for re-opening the state, let’s remember – staying at home today means traveling tomorrow.

Be well and safe travels! 

Dr. Jonathon Day
Purdue Hospitality and Tourism Research Center

Industry Sentiment As of Summer 2019 (July-August)

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Economic Indicators

INDIANA LEADING
ECONOMIC INDICATORS

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February 2020
1.3

GAS PRICES
(Avg. price per gallon)

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April 2019 $2.76

April ​2020 $1.60

-42% Decrease

Industry Sectors

HOTELS

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Occupancy Rate

March 2019: 61.5%

March 2020: 36.3%

-25.2% DECREASE

Revenue per Available Room (RevPAR)

March 2019: $61.78

March 2020: $31.52

-49.0% DECREASE

AIR TRAFFIC

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Domestic Passengers

February 2019: 638,664

February 2020: 694,485

8.7% INCREASE

International Passengers

February 2019: 11,414

February 2020: 13,878

21.6% INCREASE

Market Intelligence and Insights

A selection of recent marketing intelligence from around the industry…

The Indiana Office of Tourism Development has identified a wide variety of resources for tourism businesses during the Covid19 shutdown. Get the resources here.

Several Market Research companies are tracking consumer responses to the pandemic. Resources include:

                Destination Analysts

                MMGY Global

                Longwoods International

 

 

Sources

Data collected by Purdue Tourism & Hospitality Research Center

About the Data

This information is compiled from several sources.

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