News & Resources for the Indiana Tourism Industry

Key Travel Indicators

Industry Barometer

Summer is in full swing and the busiest travel season is upon us. Generally speaking, conditions look good. The results of our newest tourist industry sentiment study show the industry remains optimist for summer, fall and the year as a whole. Most other indicators remain positive as we head into the second half of the year.  

All the very best for the remainder of the summer travel season - I look forward to seeing you out and about in Indiana this summer!

Safe travels!

Dr. Jonathon Day
Purdue Hospitality and Tourism Research Center

Industry Sentiment As of Summer 2019 (July-August)

  • Right Now

    better
  • Next Quarter

    better
  • Upcoming 12 Months

    better

Economic Indicators

INDIANA LEADING
ECONOMIC INDICATORS

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May 2019
0.37

GAS PRICES
(Avg. price per gallon)

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June 2018 $2.85

June ​2019 $2.67

-6.0% Decrease

Industry Sectors

HOTELS

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Occupancy Rate

June 2018: 70.7%

June 2019: 69.0%

-1.7% DECREASE

Revenue per Available Room (RevPAR)

June 2018: $72.813

June 2019: $71.58

-1.7% DECREASE

AIR TRAFFIC

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Domestic Passengers

May 2018: 827,587

May 2019: 862,646

4.2% INCREASE

International Passengers

May 2018: 10,141

May 2019: 10,890

7.4% INCREASE

Market Intelligence and Insights

A selection of recent marketing intelligence from around the industry…

New Portrait of American Travelers shows trends in domestic travelers including a growing Fly /Drive market and greater concerns around conscientious consumerism. For more details – click here

Destination Analyst’s State of the American traveler provides useful information on travel spending and other characteristics of US travel. For the complete PDF summary – click here

Keeping track of changes in social media can be a full-time job. This article summarizes recent changes from Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Click here

One of the things tourism marketers have been watching is the role Google and Amazon will play in tourism. Both have made significant impacts already and more is anticipated. For an update on what industry watchers are expecting – click here

Sources

Data collected by Purdue Tourism & Hospitality Research Center

About the Data

This information is compiled from several sources.

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