Tourism Industry Data, Training, Tools, and Resources
Below are several tools and data resources that provide more information on the economic impact of tourism in Baker County, important industry trends, training opportunities, and other businesses resources.
Tourism generates more than $50 million annually in visitor spending in Baker County. For more information on how those visitor dollars impact the local economy see the 2019 Dean Runyan Economic Impact Report
More information on the types of visitors coming to Eastern Oregon and Baker County including average length of stay, spending and point of origin, can be found in this 2017 Longwoods International report
Year over year information about visitors to Oregon and how the COVID 19 pandemic has impacted travel to date and potential trends moving forward can be found on the Oregon Travel Barometer.
Detailed economic impact of outdoor recreation including visitor spending and Jobs supported in Baker County, can be found in the 2021 Oregon Outdoor Recreation Economic Impact Study
The Western Governors’ Association Outdoor Recreation Roundtable has produced a Rural Economic Toolkit for communities like Baker County to develop and capitalize on this increasingly important travel market.
Past webinars and online Trainings
The latest information on Industry specific state mandates, available state and federal resources, and helpful tools and tips for travel marketing and messaging during the pandemic can be found in the Travel Oregon COVID 19 Toolkit.