ECONOMIC IMPACT

How Tourism Benefits Everyone

Tourism is big business in Montgomery County, but you may not realize how big. Here are some numbers to show how the travel industry affects all of us, both directly and indirectly.

 

$1.63 BILLION IN TOURISM SPENDING

Visitors to Montgomery County, Pa., spent more than $1.63 billion in 2019. That number has grown 8.3% since 2016.

20,585 JOBS

The tourism industry in Montgomery County, Pa., supported 20,585 jobs in 2019. That's more than 4% of all jobs in Montgomery County supported by tourism.

2 MILLION HOTEL ROOMS BOOKED

More than 2 million hotel rooms were filled in Montgomery County in 2019. Every one of those guests helped contribute to our local economy - through taxes, through food purchases, through their hotel room cost and through spending at local businesses

HOW DOES THIS BENEFIT MEMBERS?

High Level: The tourism industry benefits the entire local economy. The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board is working to grow all of these key indicators, and by supporting the VFTCB, you are supporting economic growth. 

Low Level: The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board is a go-to resource for travelers coming to Montgomery County. Whether they order a Visitors Guide or Crave Montco Dining Guide, visited ValleyForge.org or discovered one of our publications during their stay, we can connect your business to these visitors.