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Research, Trends and Data
To better serve our visitors through partners, the Office of Tourism stays abreast to research, trends and data that are relevant to tourism. By using this information, parks and partners stay current and increase their knowledge of consumer preferences, travel patterns, and new opportunities. Use this page as a resource to gain a comprehensive understanding of tourism and how it relates to the NPS Strategic Tourism Plan.
If you are interested in finding out how many people visit national parks, the NPS Visitation Database Reports has statistically recorded the number of visits including camping.
Economic Analysis: Real Direct Tourism Output
Re: Lesser Known Parks, "Measuring Probabilities in Attraction Visitors" -A statistical argument for why the pulling power of Grand Canyon NP can help Petrified Forest NP.
White Paper produced by NPS Sustainable Tourism Office
White Paper produced by Hargrove International
White Paper authored by U.S. Travel Association and NPS
Powerpoint presented by Lynn Carpenter from California Travel and Tourism Commission
Powerpoint by U.S. Department of Commerce (OTTI)
Prepared by USTA (formerly TIA)
A Southeast Tourism Society presentation 2010
Prepared by USTA (formerly TIA) 2008 Edition
Economic Impact of Parks (pdf)
MGM2 (Money Generating Model) for 2007
Posting by Orbitz via "Tourism Tidbits"
Consumer Motivations for Trip Planning
Tourism Partner Eugene Dilbeck, Dean, University of Denver Daniels College of Business Collected Relevant Academic Studies for IMR
Pergams & Zaradic find a correlation between declining park visitation and alternative leisure time technologies
Though somewhat dated, this is the last, definitive, coverage of International Visitation to US National Parks.
This presentation was created by Destination DC, it demostrates the impact of international visitors on DC.
This presenation was created by Destination DC, it presents marketing trends and applications related to tourism.
Unique Habits and Preferences of Next Generation Travelers
The Western States Tourism Policy Council (WSTPC), Southeast Tourism Society (STS), the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) and key Federal agencies participated in a one-day Policy Forum on Gateway and Tribal Communities in Washington, D.C., held at the U.S. Department of the Interior.
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