Economic Impact

The travel sector is an integral part of the Kansas economy, contributing more than $11 billion in expenditures and sustaining over 96,000 jobs. Tourism Economics an Oxford Economics Company, conducts an economic impact study of tourism in Kansas using the most current data available. This report enables us to quantify, track and compare the travel and tourism's importance for Kansas's vitality.

The study:

  • Measures tourism in the categories that allow it to be compared to other sectors and which matter to policymakers, such as taxes, income, and jobs
  • Provides the ability to benchmark the visitor economy to other sectors on an "apples-to-apples" basis
  • Allows benchmarking to other destinations
  • Tracks the economic contribution of tourism over time
  • Provides county-level analysis

The Economic Impact of Travel in Kansas:  Calendar Year 2021

The Economic Impact of Travel in Kansas:  Calendar Year 2020

The Economic Impact of Travel in Kansas: Calendar Year 2019

Regional & County Economic Impact- Calendar Year 2019

The Economic Impact of Travel in Kansas: Calendar Year 2018

If you're interested in receiving previous reports, please email Taylor Hartshorn.